A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

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


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.

Anonymous said...

What an adventure...

Randy said...

Beautiful place. Hope your having fun.