Hey! Part three of my West Coast trip! =D This one is totally a photography post, with all the pictures I took.
So as I've said, it was the first day of our family reunion. I rode up there with a bunch of cousins in my aunt and uncle's van... we played "Mafia" during the drive. :D
When we got the the place where we'd start hiking, we got out and ate our packed lunches. Then we started up the trail.
Early part of the trail.
Of course, there were lots of things for me to photograph. :D I'm glad they turned out, though it seemed like too bright a day. ;)
There were soo many flowers! :)
Around this area, we split into two groups. I went the harder way- and more scenic. :) But everyone went way too fast! Me and my sister died on the uphill, sunny areas. :P Also, I think going slow and enjoying the scenery is better anyhow. ;)
|My group heading down the harder trail.|
Here's the "flower ridge" part. :) (Next few pictures.)
PANORAMA LOVE! ;D
See our trail? A long hike. It was tiring and hot. I drank all my water before reaching the highest point (the highest point that I went to. :) ) But worth it, of course! :D
We were walking on the edge of death, people. ;P Ha,ha!
And huckleberries! :D We enjoyed those, for sure. I think there were wild blueberries as well.
Then we reached the "little" rock arch. Isn't it cool? There was a bigger one, but I didn't go to it. Maybe I should've...
Close to the cliff.
Red-faced me. ;P
See the person up in the gap? :)
After a climb through some trees, we dragged ourselves up onto the rocky point called Sawtooth- the second highest point.
And what a view! :D
...And a deadly drop-off. :P
The almost treeless ridge that we traversed. :)
Some of the group continued on to the top of the "mountain", but I started down.
The "cliff" we stood on.
I think on the way down from Sawtooth, I took this picture of the bluebells with the rocks in the background. :) I also almost lost my camera's lens cover. Did I find it lying on the ground somewhere? Anyhow, yea. :P
Here's Sawtooth from the path that we were going back down on. Just a big rock. :)
Down the mountain we went.
|The trail ahead.|
A couple of my cousins we picking bouquets, so I decided to pick one too. :) After all, there were plenty of gorgeous flowers around! So on down the mountain, we picked flowers. ;)
Here's my bouquet. :) (I'm sure I added more to it!) Aren't those mountain wildflowers GORGEOUS?! I love them! :)
So, we hiked back down. Me and a bunch of cousins (and siblings; they're usually there too. ;) ) squished in the back of my uncles truck and rode down the rough terrain in there. It was fun. :D I enjoyed all the times during this vacation that I got to ride in the back of people's pickups. ;D
Then we had to go inside a vehicle for the rest of the trip back to my grandparents.
That was my awesome hiking trip! :D Be looking for my next post on my West Coast trip!
DID YOU ENJOY THE PICTURES? WHICH ONE
OF THE MILLIONS IS YOUR FAVORITE?