(Quick video I threw together on my phone…battling the wind for most of the footage I got…so it isn’t the best…but it’s something. I should also admit that the cairn shot is from mt. massive…shhhhh).
I finally climbed Sherman! I had a blast! The hike was unbelievably easy! The weather was pretty good…minus the wind. I brought my new pony, Sparky, with me and he didn’t spook at a thing! I forgot to take his picture at the summit, so I pulled over at the side of the road at the end of the day and snagged a shot of him.
There were quite a few people hiking today, but thankfully I got up at a decent hour and beat the crowds. The crowds that I didn’t mind were the crowds of pretty-pretty flowers! At the beginning of the climb I ran into two guys carrying skis, I told them they looked like they were embarking on a much more interesting adventure than me. Not that my hike up wasn’t cool, but their way down looked like it was pretty exciting. Luckily, I made it back down from the summit in time to watch them ski. The first guy who came down had a nice run, but I was still walking when he finally went for it. I scrambled to gear up my phone and held it as still as I could, but I’m not super proud of what I got. The second guy fell and took a bunch of breaks. I knew I wouldn’t have done any better than him, so I wasn’t judging.
After all the snow shenanigans died down, I made my way back to my car while taking pictures along the way. I charged my phone for a little bit and then headed up to the abandoned buildings. I’m not feeling particularly eloquent with my writing today…so I’ll stick to mostly (poorly edited) pictures this time.