Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BALD MOUNTAIN SUMMIT




HIKERS: Kim & Jamie
WEATHER: 51 f
START: 6:40 am
SUMMIT: 1 hour 42 min.
ELEVATION: 8,464 ft.
RT TIME: 3 hours 50 min.
RT MILES: 9.2 miles
MOSQUITOES: 68 killed (yes, we forgot bug spray)

KIM'S NOTES: Our times are not as fast as last Aug., but that was at the end of our hiking season and this is the beginning, so really think we are doing great. There were swarms of mosquitoes and lots of mud, but we pressed forward and had a great hike. We saw a skunk (probably good Isa wasn't there to chase it) and lots of birds, one of which didn't fly and plumed up it's back feathers as it ran away (I think it was a chukar.) Weather was great, not too hot, and the scenery is beautiful. You can see the scratches on my camera lens from when I fell on top of Notch. Bummer. I really just might have to buy a new one...

AMY'S NOTES: Kim, your summit time is better than last fall which was 1 hour 53 minutes. Celebrate.
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1 comment:

Amy said...

you guys rock! wish i could have been there.