I almost didn't summit - conditions were a little rough and the summit, well, you'll see in the photos. It's a bit scary. But I did summit :)
Pictures from Wright Peak:
|In my super cozy down jacket - love it!|
|Me and my friend, Tara, mid-way up|
|Climbing up the OPEN, rocky, exposed, SUPER COLD, windy summit!!!|
|Huge person-size cairns so they can be easily seen, no matter the weather - Algonquin Mountain in the background (2nd tallest in NY)|
|Dramatic views caused by cold!|
|Algonquin seen from Wright|
|Colden seen from Wright|
|Descent just as tough as ascent (mentally, especially!)|
|Chris and I at the trailhead :)|
Gorgeous, though cold, day! Feeling pretty awesome (and tired) after all is done. We started the hike at 7 AM (2.5 hour ride each way) and I am home by 4 PM! We hiked like rockstars, very proud of all of us :)
My brain is calm, my body is exercised, my spirit is lifted.
Hiking is good for the soul - moving around this world, connecting with nature, realizing how big and how small we all are, in the end.