Here are some pictures of our 5 and 1/2 hour ascent up Mount Katahdin. Its the highest point(5,270 feet or 1606 m) in the great State of Maine. It is either the starting or ending point of the Appalachian Trail. It was definitely the most difficult hike that I have been involved with. Only for the amount of boulders that we had to climb to reach the summit. I would definitely climb it again. I don’t have any pictures of our 6 1/2 hour descent do to the fact that our descent was in the RAIN!!!
My brother and a small group of his friends are planning a weekend camping trip in these mountains in July. He asked me if I wanted to go, and I said Heck Yeah!!! I just need to some how convince the wifey. I suppose her and our three girls can hang out with my sister in law, while the boys play in the wilderness.
This pictures are from a few weeks ago, when my brother and I climbed the High Dune in the Great Sand Dunes National Park. If you ever get the chance to come and visit, I highly recommend climbing the Dune. Its a lot of work but a lot of fun. It took us about 90 minutes to reach the summit, and 10 minutes to come down.
The girls and I flew to Cortez, CO yesterday to spend a couple of hours in Mesa Verde National Park. We joined my brother and his wife for part of their road trip from Montana. I visited Mesa Verde about 20 years ago with my parents, and it was fun to experience it with my daughters. They had fun climbing the ladders and checking out the stone houses.