Howard decided to hike out with his kayak.
We thought he was crazy.He was certainly the "Main Attraction" on the trail for all the people hiking down.
The only problem was when the wind picked up and he almost flew off the edge (!)
I was a mess! Didn't want to witness that....
He did finally allow us to help him carry it horizontally when there was wind......whew!
He was supposed to stay on the river for the whole trip, but the conditions were not ideal.
Of course, after doing the hike out, he figured that it was a "toss-up"
It was one of the most challenging days of my life - one foot in front of the other.
Laurie and I caught up on the icy parts. Thank Goodness she brought "micro spikes" for everyone! Check out the zig-zag trails behind and above us. Sue is up there somewhere.
She became a mountain goat at one point......
Check out the "back drop" - so much SNOW!
The last couple of miles of the trail was snowy and icy...and gorgeous!
It was the adventure of a lifetime.
I am sooo glad that I did it - WE did it!
I feel strong and confident and that anything is possible!!!