When we first got there, we walked around a 1/3-mile circle. It was accidental, but I guess it got us warmed up.
We then walked the 1-mile Loop Trail. That was pretty brutal in itself, because there was a lot of up-and-downs, but we charged through it.
Then, Sis and Squid went home, and SS and I continued up to Devil’s Chair. Which kicked our ass. Once we got up there, we stopped to have a small lunch/picnic under a shady tree. Our legs were hurting so bad, it was really hard to think about turning around and going back the way we came. But after a little bit of sustenance, we trudged back down the mountain and charged through each and every painful step.
When we got back to the car, we wanted to cry. The trek was over and we were done. I was so very proud of us for sticking with it.
We started at 8:20am, and by 12:23p, we were high-fiving at the car.
I’m extremely grateful I had such great hiking partners. Couldn’t have done it without them. And even though Sis and Squid did only the first 1-mile, I’m so super proud of them for doing that. It was hard, I know. SUPER hard.