...and I am very happy there.

...and I am very happy there.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Finally Found It!

When working at the Omega Institute, someone told me about the Stissing Mountain hiking trail.

Jim and I made it a goal of ours to find it and climb it.

After many years of driving around trying to find the trail head we finally located it today, hiked the trail and climbed the fire tower.

 We suggest taking the right hand trail and coming down the very steep left-side trail, but only if you have good knees. The climb up was steep at first, then gradual. The other way is steep and steep...no breaks.

          The views were worth it.

The tower is in need of some repairs, but still safe to climb...Wish some previous guests had taken their garbage with them...Not nice to find empty water bottles and plastic wrapping from candy bars and chips. UGH!

Then we had to climb down the fire tower and down the trail. My knees are not happy.

 We discovered the old remains of the old cabin.

We came and we conquered!

Some pretty flowers (can you identify them?) and slinky friends we met along the way...actually three of them! All harmless Ribbon snakes.

After a hot shower and a nap. I feel normal again.All in all a great way to kick off the summer! Now on to that next bucket list item.