Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Squak Mt. 6.1.10

with the combination of work, my wife's work and the inlaws in town getting out hasn't been an option. For me not to get out tends to make me more than a bit edgy. Since the rain finally let up for a day I thought it would be a good time to get the kids back into the swing of things. Since I am putting up the baby backpack on the auction block I thought it time to wean the littlest one. I didn't have much expectations for much of a walk but I thought you have to start somewhere. Much to my surprise the little one far out did my hopes. While she has been to the summit with her older sister, I had carried her. I was so proud of my little two year old when a single hiker passed us and was shocked that she had walked so far. To add to her proud papa's glow she walked another half mile before deciding she had enough. As is the family tradition we planted a stick that we had found on the ascent. This both marks our highpoint and provides inspiration for the next jaunt. Hopefully the stick will soon be planted firmly on the summit. On the descent we were treated to two beautifully fit horses running up the road. I marvelled at the sheer size of both of them. It was interesting to see the veins pumped full of blood just sticking out, certainly a memorable sight. It was nice to finally getting my legs stretched some even if it was just for a short time.

Approx 3 miles 800' of climb 1:30 car to car

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