for those of you not interested in an agonizing 6 hour hike with large backpack on i guess i'll share ;)
yes! freeze-dried dinner...not too shabby!
DAY 1: we slept in the back of our car and had fun taking goofy photos using super-long exposure :) check out these fun photos
|wrote my name with a flaming stick!|
we were having fun photographing until i heard a noise..we turned our flashlights around to see two shiny eyes staring at us. we don't know what animal it was...i asked jeremy what if he thought it was something dangerous he said no, it was probably a skunk or porcupine. uh, hello, getting sprayed by a skunk or pricked by a porcupine doesn't sound like fun, but...we just went in the car and stayed away from those shiny eyes!
DAY 2: the hiking began...uh, if your shoe feels "a little uncomfortable" at the half-mile mark, you're going to want to shoot your foot off by the 15 mile mark to relieve the pain. (i know this from experience)
|me, and my foot pain...just wrap it in tape. that's what climbing tape is for, right? oh wait....no, it's not.|
when we finally made it to camp (about 4 hours) we set up the tent, had "lunch" and i took a nap while jeremy went fishing
|lunch: beef jerky, pistachios, and crystal light, mmm :)|
it was actually a lot of fun
however, asking me to walk up a river in waders is like asking a very clumsy person to walk on a moss-covered tight rope with clown shoes on....
|falling on gross mossy rocks right on my butt....hence, the new nickname "muddbutt"|
DAY 3: hiked to the upper lake which had crystal clear turquoise blue water. very beautiful!
|upper lake, palisades idaho. seriously beautiful. the lake, not me, haha|
on the way back down to the car we had to pass by the lower lake, the lake w/ all the moose in it. we were walking down the trail talking loudly as to scare all the moose away...well, apparently we weren't loud enough as i got within 6 feet of a bull and a cow moose hiding in the willows!! i startled them and they ran off into the lake. these moose are like 9 feet tall, y'all! it was FREAKY! we continued down the path, jeremy in the lead this time....and he ended up about 10 feet away from a mama moose and her calf...i was freaking out...(whispering freaking out, but freaking out nonetheless!) luckily the mom moose didn't charge us and walked away. gah! talk about adrenaline rush!
|death by moose trampling? no thanks|
These are some of the little things that made all the difference
1. eating a fruit roll up after 5 miles...seriously a fruit roll up NEVER tasted so good!
2. hubby offered to carry my backpack the last 100 yards or so
|A true gentleman. #swoon|
|he's so good to me :)|
4. i didn't get trampled by a moose and die
5. fallen leaves along foot paths are one of my favorite little things
4. we went and got juicy delicious extra large hamburgers french fries and milkshakes at Rulon Gardner's Burger Barn when it was over....right before our bodies shut down, haha
good bye palisades, you rock...but i don't plan on coming back for a while