Friday, July 27, 2012

Sitting on Top of the World

"Mile Hi Summit" Eagle River, Alaska
Felt like I was sitting on top of the world while having our lunch here!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but some pictures just don't do the actual sights justice!  This summit allowed almost a 360 degree view of the valleys and mountains surrounding us.

Resting on the summit.  That little bump was the only thing blocking a full 360 view!
Yesterday we went in search of 5 Geocaches, with our final find being on the summit, or peak, called Mile Hi.  At around 3,000 feet above sea level, it is only a couple thousand feet short of a mile, but it sure does feel like you are up one mile!

While sitting at the site of the "Mile Hi" cache relaxing and eating our lunch, I couldn't help wishing I had my knitting. SO, it will go in the pack today. I cast on a pair of socks and they will be perfect project to take with me Geocaching.

Signing the log and checking out the
SWAG (Stuff We All Get--or the junk we find in the caches)
at the "Eagle River Saddle" Cache we found on the way up to the summit.
I am stiff from yesterday's hike, but we are going to hit it again today.  We don't have many sunny days, so we are taking advantage of the good weather!

Baldy to Blacktail

 Above is our destination today.  We will start with Baldy (first peak, left), cross the ridge to the last peak on the right (Blacktail).  We will then fallow another ridge back and around.  If we are able to reach all 10 caches, we will put in over 7 miles!

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