The worst part of any trip up here is having to face the fact that there is that day you have to return. Back to the real world of work, traffic, yard work, and all that other stuff we complicate our lives with.
I'm not sure how many miles we've hiked over the course of the past several days. I'll figure that out some other time. Honestly, I don't really care. All I know is that my legs and feet are tired and sore and that truly feels great.
We thought that we would miss the colors, but were fortunate to still find some colorful areas.
I miss the bike, so I'm looking forward to getting back in the saddle this week, possibly for some night rides up in the park. Of course this will depend upon how much school work I have in the evenings. Maybe I should just stop giving homework.
I have so many images from this trip that it's impossible to post all of them. I'm not even sure if the ones in this post and the previous one are the best of the lot.
We did hit a portion of the SHT that I had yet to hike and it was fabulous. I found the area in and around Lake Agnes off the Caribou Trail to be quite beautiful. There aren't many areas of the trail that I haven't covered, but this was one of them. I'll be planning on visiting again this winter to scope out some areas closer to the Canadian border. Hopefully we will get some good snow and really cold weather early on. This will provide for some good river gorge snowshoeing.