Just starting out on the hike. The trees are different looking here.
It was beautiful scenery!
There was a lot of steep climbing
A bald eagle flew right above us
Finally at the top of Flattop! We were surprised it was so difficult since it is such a popular hike. It was cold up there and even Jackson said so. The view was so great though!
We couldn't figure out where we came up the mountain so we started down somewhere else and got way off track! We ended up going down on the other side of the mountain where there was NO trail and it was very steep! It was quite an adventure! Jackson passed out on the way down and as you can see in the picture below it did not look very comfortable. Once we finally got back on a trail we met up with a nice man who drove us to our car once we reached the bottom of the mountain. Boy did we get off track and I was very glad to get back to our car!This is taken from one of the city streets...as you can see the backdrop of the city is beautiful.