We started from Inspiration Point just after noon. The ascent was pretty smooth until the snow! I was glad there was some still out there to give them some thrill. However, Reagan saw this as quite the obstacle for some reason. All the hikers out there were grabbing trees and making it across. They really missed out then when the whole trail was covered!
They were excited to get to the 4-way because that somehow signaled the beginning of the end of the climb. Plus, I had promised some amount of rock jumping/climbing and the stairs were what I was eluding to. But Kayla was done being in her backpack by this point. 0.2 miles of straight up climbing. Can this 2 year old make it? At least she has buddies to lead the way.
They sat down for a minute and butts were dirty. Then there was some kind of butt clean-off party. This is a SERIOUS adventure, guys. Geez.
I kept telling her that she was too big to ride. So when I put the pack down, she showed me that she wasn’t. Nice try. But we all know Kayla will outweigh you soon.
You made it!
Kid loves to climb. Up and down the summit rock multiple times!
We stayed up top for a bit. Busy place. Girls signed the log book, of course.
Reagan started bonking on the down. So I told her to eat Skittles…fast! Eat candy, now! Hiking is cool. Your parents make you eat candy!
Final stretch to the finish. Reagan had fetched a stick for Kim but quickly figured out that she needed one too. But the thing is…if there is an ultra runner in this group, its Reagan. I wonder if it will ever happen.
Thanks for getting out with me today, ladies! We had some challenges but we made it just fine. I hope you will go again in 6 months. Or maybe sooner.
We went 4.36 miles with an elevation gain of 1,554 feet in 03:26:49, which is an average pace of 47:23. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.