Monday, January 19, 2009

Antelope Island

Charlotte invited me to go to Antelope Island with some kids in her ward. From the what they told her and what she conveyed to me we thought we'd just sort of walk around and maybe hike a tiny bit, nothing big...boy were we wrong. We ended up hiking 4 miles uphill (pretty much straight up the mountain) probably over half the time we were hiking through snow, which made our feet soaking wet and freezing cold. I've never been sooo excited to get back to the car. All in all though, i really enjoyed it. I met some way nice people, view was awesome and i can say i climbed to the very top of a mountain!

This is us walking up the road to the trailhead. Little did we know what we were getting ourselves into.

This is just at one of the peaks we stopped at. The view was amazing from where we were. It was a pretty smoggy day and we eventually got up above the smog and it was cool to look over and see the tops of the other mountains peaking over.

This is only about halfway up on our hike and if you can see the very top peak in the waaaaay back, that's what we ended up hiking to.

Charlotte was really excited at this point, can't you tell. She is actually a real trooper, i give her HUGE props because this sort of hike is not something she normally does.

This is where a lot of the people ended up stopping. A few of us climbed along the ridge and tried to make it to the very top. It was rough, we just had to make our own path and climb up all these rocks. I didn't take my camera on that part because i was afraid i'd drop it.


Heather said...

Brooke, you are a beast!! Way to conquer the mountain!!

charlotte said...

You are so nice, Brooke :) I'm SO glad that you came; otherwise, I would have had a much harder time making it. And I'm kind of glad to know that you were also stoked to get back to the car--props on your complete non-complaining nature. I limited my frustrated and tired complaints to you and Anneli. Phew that shower afterward felt good.