Friday, July 01, 2016

Moxam Mountain

Trish and I headed out early on the morning of Thursday, June 30 for Moxam Mt. near North Creek.  It was a beautiful day.

I, however, didn't feel too "beautiful" (under the weather kind of).  I thought I could power through it and I didn't want to cancel because it was just going to be the two of us and if I backed out then Trish would have to give up the hike.   I had been looking forward to it for a week, so I decided to grit my teeth and get going.

We arrived at the trail head an hour and a half later.  There was one car there and a mom and son were putting on their gear to get ready for the hike.  We finally got ourselves together, took our "group" photo at the trailhead sign and headed up the mountain.

The trail was beautiful, really well marked and groomed.  Easy going...except for the fact that as we walked I felt worse and worse.  

Anyway, to make a long story short, I made it almost all the way.  I finally told Trish to finish the last 10-12 minutes and I would wait for her.  I sat on a shaded rock listening to the birds and feeling the beautiful breeze while looking at the spectacular scenery around me.  

While discussing whether or not Trish should go on without me, the mom and son passed us on their way down.  We talked for a little while, but I didn't even feel up to asking for their photo.  Sheesh, what's up with that?  

There were several overlooks along the trail to the summit.  These photos are from the highest overlook before the summit, so at least I got to see some of the view.

On the way down I began to feel better and by the time we got to the car I was raring to go.  Oh well, it was still a great day and hopefully we'll do that hike again this season.  In the fall I bet it's breath-taking.

On our way down we met a group of young people heading up.  There were about 7-8 of them but we didn't chat. There was a van in the parking area marked with the logo from Camp of the Woods.  

Trish and I decided to stop at Sport Island Pub for dinner on the way home.  We sat on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather and view of the lake.


Trisha said...

Linda, for you feeling so poorly, you sure took some gorgeous photos...they're absolutely beautiful!

I really love how you captured our day, was certainly memorable, wasn't it? I can't wait to hike that trail again in the fall!!! :-D

P.S. Thanks for being such a trooper...and a good friend...yesterday! <3 <3 <3

Trisha said...

P.S. #2 - I'm SO glad you're feeling better!!!