The last 2 weeks I have hiked the "M" twice and each time I have gotten higher than the last. This picture is of me the first time I went up to a rocky out crop, which let me see on the other side of the mountain. I got up there in 59 min, which I was really happy about. It is almost straight up for 3/4 of the way.
This was the view of the first hike on the other side of the mountain. It was a beautiful day, but boy was it hot!
Here I am on my second hike which I did this morning at 7 am. I was trying to beat the heat and I did. It was a beautiful morning and the temp was cool on the mountain. I also decided to wear my cowboy hat I bought about 3 years ago and never worn, it was great to keep the sun off my head :) I got to the rocky out crop in 51 min so I took 8 min off my time from last week!
This is part of the trail farther up from the rocky out crop. I went to the second highest point on the ridge today so the trail was new to me. And some of it was scary in spots if you tripped. It was a straight drop down! Needless to say I watched my step very carefully.
Now this is a picture of the mountain tops I am trying to get to. The one in the center of the picture is called Baldy, because there are no trees up there. This is the highest point on the ridge and it is what my goal is to get by the end of the summer. Now the mountain top to the far left of the picture, behind a dead tree, is the one I got to today.
And this is the view from the top. Now I had to go off trail to take this picture, because the trail looped around this rock and went back down to go to Baldy. I made it in 1 hour and 34 min. I am really proud of my time and I cant wait to go farther. Our Associate Athletic director made it to Baldy in 1 hour and 59min. Crazy! I don't think I could ever make it in that time, but I just want to make it :) Soon!