What a difference a day makes

Trip Start Sep 12, 2012
Trip End Sep 27, 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This morning dawned clear and sunny though some possible fire smog started infiltration the valley spreading throughout the day. Regardless, we set off up the Hunter Creek Trail - my old stomping ground, and made it up to the clearing in about an hour - which isn't too bad for our sea level lungs! In the meadow, we were treated to beautiful vistas and a gentle slope - just what I'd planned for our first major hike. Jonathan apparently had other ideas and suggested we get a little more elevation, so we found a trail called Sunnyside which branched off the Hunter creek trail up another slope. It was very pretty and we ended up adding about another spectacular 3 miles to about 10,000 feet.

The round trip hike took about 6 hours with a stop for lunch underneath the falling aspens which was magical, so I am now considerably more pooped than I anticipated! We are consequently having a mellow night - especially since its the finals of the So You Think You Can Dance! What a season....
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