|Breakfast at the top of the world|
After breakfast it was time for the hiking. There are 2 1/2 miles of trails to gain another 150 feet of elevation. You go up and down the 150 feet rise in elevation many times as you hike around the crown of the mountain.
|From the mountain top, the 5 mile long Lake Wallowa seems but a puddle.|
Auntie hiked some of the trails....
and was as anxious as was I to see what lay
beyond the next crest. I hope that
I am able to explore life's vistas
at 85 years young.
In the forested part of the mountain there were many uprooted dead trees. The root systems were lateral with no roots running deep thus allowing the trees to be uprooted by the wind. They lay with roots upright like driftwood sprawled on a ocean beach.
Even mid-August flowers were found the the top of the mountain.
Butterflies fluttered from flower to flower basking in the summer sun.
|Time for a rest with Chippie|
|View from the Tram|
|Horse Pack Camp|
|A friendly reminder at horse Camp|