Our Matterhorn for the day, sits looming over the campground.
Took this zoomed in shot just as the sun hit it, this morning.
Eight hardy souls set out around nine thirty to see if we could make it to the top and back all in one piece. This shot is just after we hit the trail.
A little reconnoiter.
The trail was marked by cairns, but still pretty hard to find in places. We actually walked by this (arrow), and had to backtrack a couple hundred yards or so to pick up the trail, again. You do recognize the arrow, don’t you?
Almost to the plateau, where we start the final push to the summit.
After three hours of steady hiking, we arrive at our destination.
That’s the R V park way down there, almost dead center of the picture.
Just to prove that I made it.
After a short break for sandwiches, cookies, and chocolate, we started back down.
Ran into this guy hanging out in a bush by the trail.
Left him where we found him, and made our way back to the campground around three this afternoon. A couple of the participants had GPS trackers. Seems we walked close to ten miles, up and back. That’s a lot for an old flatlander from Mississippi.