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Hiking Mount Katahdin

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!!!

Hunt Trail 2 flat
Stream Bed, Nope, It’s our Trail up to the top of Katahdin.
Hunt Trail flat
The Rocky Hunt Trail
katahdin stream flat
Katahdin Stream
paul ascending flat
Paul scurrying up the Hunt Trail
almost to the top flat
A little break in the fog, but it didn’t last long.
ascending katahdin flat
A brief look at our surroundings, the break in the fog didn’t last very long.
foggy Hunt Trail flat
Hiking a Foggy Appalachian Trail
rocky ascent flat
Foggy ascent
katahdin summit flat
The Crew at the Summit of Mount Katahdin. The end of the Appalachian Trail.
rocky ascent 2 flat
Looking back at the boulders we just climbed.
the spine of Katahdin flat
Looking back at what our ascent to that point had been. SO MANY BOULDERS!!!
me on top of katahdin flat
Me at the top of Katahdin. Resting before our descent.

Mission Mountains

black and white Mission Mts flat Misson Mts Reflecting flat










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.

Climbing the Dunes

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.

sand dunes in BW flat
in Black and White
the ascent flat
looking back what we just climbed. the picture doesn’t show how steep it really was.
panoramic shot flat
little panoramic shot of the dunes.
footprints in the sand flat
Footprints in the sand.
climbing high dune flat
Beginning our Trek
at the summit of high dune flat
At the summit of High Dune
ants on the sand flat
People looking like Ants


Mesa Verde

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.

mesa verde sign flat
In Adams family style we always take a picture of the entrance sign, as we are exiting the park.

clif palace black and white
Cliff Palace in Black and White


Daddy and Girls flat
The girls posing with daddy
auntie Karen and Bug flat
Auntie Karen snuggling with the three year old.

Girls and Daddy flat
black and white this time
Clif Palace2 flat
Cliff Palace from across the canyon
clif palace1 flat
About to enter the Cliff Palace
Clif Palace from Above flat
Looking down on Cliff Place