This is still the trail to the top. Last week I stopped somewhere between 1/2-way and 2/3-way of the bottom, flat trail. This week we finish the bottom part and start the climb.
Next week I will conclude with the rest of the climb and a view or two from the top.
This is the entrance to a cave-like area. It is not really a cave, but it is quite enclosed. Kids love to play in this area. When both girls were smaller, Prince Charming carried them in a backpack for this hike. When that wasthe case, he had to crawl through a section of “the cave” on his hands and knees to avoid injuring the backpack occupant.
This is the exit from the small cave area. I love the lighting here and would love to have the opportunity to just stay in this spot all day to watch (and record) the lighting changes.
This is the view looking up near the end of the flat part of the trail.
Another view up from the bottom. Every time I go to this place, the color of the sky takes my breath away.
This is looking up just as the climbing starts.
One of the views looking back as we are climbing.