While the hike up was only 1.3 miles (2.1 km) it took me about 32 minutes to reach summit. I won't lie, I was breathing heavy a good portion of the hike. The granite rock was slippery wet since it had rained the night before and to be quite honest we weren't sure how long it would be before another downpour would occur. But lets stop the whining and set the record straight...a 7 month pregnant woman beat me to the top and as I was happily panting my way to the summit an older gentlemen, "Dale the plumber", had the audacity to ask me if I thought he was taking so long to climb the mountain because he was overweight? Folks, did I mention he was in FRONT of me?? I couldn't stop laughing. I have a long spring of training ahead of me!
Below are some snapshots along the trail I thought you would enjoy.
|Cactus at the base of the mountain.|
|Slippery and uneven rocks on your way to the top.|
|The trail to the summit is marked by this yellow line.|
|Even on a cloudy day the view was wonderful! |
BTW, that is "Dale the Plumber" in the picture. :)