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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Summit


The higher I got to the summit, the steeper the trail became.  "Give me a break will ya?"  I really don't mind the climbing all that much but knew coming down something so steep would be hard on these old knees.  Finally the trail leveled out, I broke through some low lying scrub and was greeted with a view of the peak of Hood Mountain.
"This is it?!!"

The whole way up all I thought about was the reward in having a magnificent view of the Sonoma Valley and beyond.  "Good grief! Get up here and cut some trees down so I can see something!"

 Being quite disappointed, I sat down to rest a bit before my trek back down. 

While sitting there this guy came out from all the underbrush on the other side of the clearing.  I hadn't seen one person all the way up so I was surprised to see this fellow.  I got to talking with him grumbling about the lack of a view among other things.  He told me where I could go to get a better view.  My spirit returned.  I learned that this gentleman comes up here once a week and he was two weeks away from celebrating his 73rd birthday.  My spirit took a small step back.

more to come





6 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Nice post, there are some busy oldies up there on the mountain.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing. :)

theconstantwalker said...

I'm sure the views from that height would be amazing John... let's hope you end up with good view point.

Felicia said...

I sure hope there are better views.....I'm sure there are.

Felicia

Anonymous said...

What an adventure...

Randy said...

Beautiful place. Hope your having fun.