Tuesday, June 29, 2010


SUMMIT


The five of us (four humans and Flicka) climbed to the top of this today, Black Butte. Truth be told we drove halfway up, and climbed the rest. Truth be told it took us nearly two hours. Truth be told there was a lot of complaining and "I can't do this..." But. We. Did.

We climbed a mountain, or more accurately, a butte, but we climbed it.

We climbed it.


View from mid-way up - the Three Sisters.

View from the top.

View on the way down.

Success.

* Top photo from www.biocrawler.com

18 comments:

deb said...

perfect timing,
just caught this.

there is something so sacred, unnerving, and powerful about hiking up to view our world , up out of the ordinary site lines.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Love the view from the top! Go Links!

Amber said...

Are you in Mt.Shasta?

:)

therocchronicles said...

Gorg! LOVE the photos! That's the Roc's kind of hike right there - UPHILL! We're coming to visit, oh forgot to ask first--can we come to your side of the country to go hiking with you guys?

Robin said...

Truth be told -- I am impressed.

Elizabeth said...

Butte - i - ful!

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh WOW. Wish I was there. I love to hike! Just love it!!! Now the real challenge is are you up for a run up that track? :)

Deb said...

Looks gorgeous.

Jerri said...

Beautiful.

pixiemama said...

Awesome! I love Oregon.

xo

Wanda said...

Yes!

Deb Shucka said...

What a glorious day for you all! There's nothing quite like the feeling of summiting anything -even a butte.

colbymarshall said...

That's awesome! Gorgeous view!

One Mom said...

Elizabeth already said it, but I agree...butte-i-ful!

Kathryn said...

That is awesome. Beautiful place where you live! We always had a joke that goes, "Have you seen that summit? Sure, it's a butte!"

kario said...

I bet Flicka was in heaven! What a gorgeous view of the sisters. I miss that area, but thanks for letting me live vicariously!

You did it. Nothing harder than physical exercise with kids who are whining...you deserve a pat on the back.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Congrats to all of you! To me, there is nothing more symbolic than climbing a mountain. And you get an incredible view at the top!

Alicia DiFabio said...

so beautiful!!