Well not really. But I felt like I did.
I went hiking again.
I did last week too but I didn’t torture you with those photos. I have concluded that I suck at taking pictures. Yeah my point and shoot isn’t great, but I’m not blaming the camera, I stink at photos. But since you were silly enough to click on this post here is a picture from last week.
Would not have gone here if the website had mentioned this. They closed another trail because of this. Goats killed someone last year, so this isn’t something you want to mess around with. I have no desire to see wildlife bigger than me in real life, that is what they made TV for. Remember Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Marlin Pirkins?
Anyways, on to hiking in the clouds. Or being really soaking wet because you just got to get your hike on.
Went up Tunnel Creek.This is the first half and then we go up. Why? Well to see the views! And the wild flowers are in bloom now. Oh, and I am crazy too. (And to eat PB&J and chocolate) It was grey today from the get go and then I hike into the snow. OK ~ not a lot of snow but I hate hiking in the snow. It is cold, wet (I think we already established that but this just adds another layer of wet) and slippery. It didn’t really rain much but the air was saturated with mist, water literally just hangs around in the air waiting for you to walk into it so it can condense and collect on you.
crappy pictures of wild flowers. They don’t do it justice, there were so many flowers.
So the view? Spectacular I’m told. Wouldn’t know, we hiked into the clouds. I mean I had no idea if I got any pictures until I got home. Me, my pack, my camera were totally soaked. The camera had so much moisture on it I couldn’t see what I was shooting. Not that it matters, I just snap lots of pictures and hope. Really. As far as the camera goes if I haven’t already voided the warranty I did now. One of the reasons I don’t invest in a good camera and the other is I don’t think it would improve the pictures. Then I would really have to admit it it moi.
Actually had a great time. Came home soaked. I wrung my socks out. I was as wet as if I had gone swimming. Told you I was crazy. Will be up this way again, maybe it will be a clear day and then I’ll bitch about the heat.