May 31, 2011

"Begone bloodsuckers!"

Yesterday Jake, Luke, Carey and I decided to hike up the huge hill that's a ways from our house.  Not the "little" one by our house that we climbed before.  I should've taken a picture of the hill itself from a distance, but I forgot.  The view was breathtaking!  

We came to this ravine here - isn't it pretty?

"So I don't see any way out of here...where should we go? ...Yeah, I guess you're right, we'll go up!"

 Once we got out of the ravine we found the road again

 It started to get steep right here

 We're soaking up all the green we can before things turn completely brown

Me and....half of Luke's face.  It's hard to get both of our faces in it since he's so tall!

 There was no path at all, or even any areas that weren't a complete jungle of thorns, so we just went through it!  I still have part of one in my leg that I need to dig out......

 We finally reached the top! Here's Jake in his awesomeness.

 Luke and Carey admiring the view

 I wish you could see exactly how enormous this rock is!

 Luke in his awesomeness

Yeah, I'm the oddball in this group!

Luke, me, Jake.  (Just to clarify, Carey is just a friend and coworker, no relation)

I zoomed all the way in onto the "little" hill that we climbed before

 Here it is again...our house is at the base of it.  Annnd, the sun was really bright.  I felt like laying on top of the rock and soaking up some sun like a lizard.

Didn't take many pictures coming down because we were too intent on not falling and dying\being careful not to get our eyes poked out by branches and thorns.

We got back sweaty (and stinky. You're welcome you guys) and a bit tired, but it was so much fun!  As an added bit of entertainment I got to sit on the couch that evening and pick ticks off myself, heh heh.  "Begone bloodsuckers!"  Okay that was gross, and I kindof made it up.  I only found one on my leg as we were hiking, muahaha.

Do you like to go hiking?  If you do, where's your favorite spot?


  1. As always, you have such pretty photos from your adventures!

    I especially liked the one of you peering through the trees, very cute.

    And that 'hill' was huge, oh my gosh.

  2. ohhhhh! I love love love hiking. anywhere and everywhere but especially in the mountains. your pics and the view are just amazing!!!

  3. What a cool way to spend an afternoon! You're right about the soaking up the sun like a lizard! It's what I was thinking about looking at the pics!

  4. What gorgeous photos - that looks like so much fun! I found a tick on myself too! Then of course we all sat and checked ourselves for ticks, so I was saying begone bloodsuckers too!! ;)

  5. That looks like a seriously cool hiking spot! We don't have anything like that around here. There are a few parks nearby, though, that we go hiking at.

  6. I love hiking! I'm looking forward to finding some good spots when I move to Minnesota. Here in the DR we like to hike in Jarabacoa! I'd recommend it if you ever visit! :)

  7. Looks awesome! I love to go hiking but because I live in Brooklyn I don't get that many opportunities but whenever I visit my family in CO I always go!

  8. what incredible photos and QUITE A view!!! you are very lucky!


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