Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our 1st Hiking Trip

Today is July 1st and the weather was forecasted to be good so we decided to take our first hike on the most popular trail in Anchorage called Flattop. We went to REI Tuesday and bought the gear we needed like this backpack pictured below to carry Jackson in and some hiking boots, hiking pants, and a waterproof jacket for me. Jackson really liked the backpack and did not want to get out! The trail head to Flattop Mountain
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 you can see the backdrop of the city is beautiful.


Lindsay Chandler said...

Only you would get lost on a mountain in Alaska!

McKinney Madness said...

I would have freaked out if I had gotten off the beaten path on the hike! Did you see any bears? I'm so glad Jackson liked the backpack... I'm sure it made things a lot easier!! : )

Erin Lewis said...

Those pics are gorgeous, but I am not sure if I would have the guts to go hiking if I knew bears were such a big threat - you are so brave!

The picture of Jackson sleeping is so precious - and hysterical!!!

Y'all going down the wrong side of the mountain reminds me of your back woods trip on the way to/from (can't remember which one) S.C. when the road was out! What fun adventures to save for memories!