I am on a roll! I'm not running for a couple weeks, so I'm really upping my cross training - including hiking!
Brad, Sean, Karen, Eddie and I drove up, up, up to Larch Mountain for a snowy Saturday hike.
The road's patchy snow and ice got deeper as we climbed. We assumed the trail, which goes through dense forest, would be more snow-free. It was not. We decided the snow just added extra intensity and calorie burning to our workout :)
We kept going, knowing the clear, wind-free day would provide a perfect view at the top.
Oh, yeah - there it is:
We had the summit all to ourselves. Perfect!
I think it's really cool that Brad has stood atop all five peaks - Hood, Jefferson, St. Helens, Rainier and Adams! I've been on three - not too shabby :)
Eddie was so well behaved!
I love a hike with a beautiful reward - especially when shared with good friends :)