Amy & her hot pink skirt, ready for action!
Kim, not as snazzily dressed as Amy, but ready to go.
Amy's tired, aching feet with the summit in the background.
HIKE: North Route to Mt. Nebo's highest Peak
HIKERS: Kim & Amy
START: 8,100 ft., 7:20 am
SUB-PEAK: 11,834 ft.
SUMMIT: 11,928 ft., 3 hrs.
ELEV. GAIN: 3,800 ft.
ROUND TRIP: 7 hours, 8.84 miles
END TIME: 2:21 pm
WEATHER: a beautiful, sunny autumn day
KIM'S NOTES: Yes, we are truly amazing women! This is a hike to be proud of- not that our others aren't, but this was one serious Hike (with a capital H). It is the most fabulous, grueling, magnificent hike, in every way, I have ever done. We could not have chosen a more perfect day to do it. The fall colors were in full swing and gorgeous scenery bombarded us wherever we were. I think one my favorite things about this hike was that there are payoff views at every point on the trail. The last mile or two up to the summit was by far the hardest. It was straight up and got rockier and rockier as you progressed, until at the top we were just climbing up a pile of shale (which wasn't as hard as coming down it). When we reached the summit we did so with 6 other people, but I guess that's lots better than Timpanogos, so I won't complain. It was such a great moment, to sit there on top of the world and see so far because we had climbed there. The down trip was harder than the up. We started a list of aching body parts and added as we went, but made it down safely (I only fell 9 times). Overall, this is a memory I will always cherish- very worth the aches and pains I am suffering now.