The first portion of the trail was steep uphill through trees and through deep sugary snow which was slow going. Thank you to whoever placed the ribbon markings. That made route finding to the ATV Trail simple. We then followed the ATV Trail which took us along a round about way towards a sheltered spot in the trees to have lunch before heading to the wide open space that would lead us to the summit.
We were thankful Mother Nature delivered on her promise of shining on us and keeping us warm while we enjoyed our journey.
We slowly made our way along the lower ridge. We climbed the last up hill part that brought us to the top. The wind was strong but it was fun to experience it especially when we were taking our group summit photos. You are probably saying to yourself by looking at my summit smile that "oh yeah she is feeling that feeling"!
I tip my hat to DGo&Go&Go! Not only does she go and go and go on the trail, the drive today went and went and went on forever, all over creation, over ice, through mud, on top of snow, around dangerous curves and she got us there and home again safe and sound. Thumbs up to Adventure Designer for reminding us today why she earned that name!
With all the sunshine and scenery and summiting, I know I will sleep soundly tonight!