Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Some highlights from the trip have been: Hiking to peaceful Sawyer's Pond despite swarms of mosquitoes, the beautiful Lupines at the AMC Lodge, taking the tram up to the top of Cannon Mountain, hiking down from Cannon Mountain, Chris hiking down with a broken sole on his hiking boot!, the yummy garlic cheese bread at the Lonesome Lake Hut, SEEING A MOOSE for the FIRST TIME thanks to CAROLINE!, the glacial potholes on Mt. Jefferson, dinner at the Cider House with Chris' parents, and the gorgeous view from Zealand Falls. Most of all, it has just been nice to spend time with Chris' sister and parents for the holiday. He and I were remembering how last year we spent the 4th of July by ourselves in Delaware...being with family is so much better! :)
From the observation deck on top of Cannon Mt...over 4,000 feet in elevation! We hiked down Cannon and then met up with the Lonesome Lake trail.
A pic from our March 2008 hike up to Lonesome Lake...check out the snow on the bridge Chris is standing on!
Same bridge on our hike up Lonesome Lake in July...what a difference a few months make!
Glacial potholes on Mt. Jefferson
Those looming storm clouds caused us to head back down Jefferson before we had made it above the tree line!
Mary Pat and Jay on our hike up to Zealand Falls...what beautiful weather it was! You can't tell from this picture, but the falls are to the left just below our feet.