37 people showed up for the hike this week at Sawnee Mountain. Considering we're still in the daily 90+ degrees time of the year, that was a heck of a turn out! Must all really like hiking. Really looking forward to cooler temps though!
Probably the most impressive part of this hike was the view from the peak.
|View from Sawnee Mountain - definitely worth the climb!|
I forget what Larry, our group leader, said the elevation gain was on this hike. Was worth it whatever it was! We did spend a bit more time during our break at the top, for obvious reasons.
Quite rocky at the top too.
This hike was a bit of a test for me. Earlier in the week had some lower back pain, enough to make me consider skipping this hike. After reading up on hiking poles and more specifically how they can take stress off the lower back when hiking, decided to get a pair and see. They worked great! They made a huge difference both going uphill and down. I guess it's a distribution of the load? Regardless, will use them from this point on.
7 Tequilas Cantina
For lunch afterwards this week, 7 Tequilas Cantina. Food was great. An no, did not mean we each had 7 tequilas! ;) More than half the group joined for lunch. It was a good day and a good hike.