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hiking Blue

Friday, March 15, 2013

so here is my trek up Blue Mountain, it was a beautiful clear day, it had rained two days before so no smog, just windy. The climb takes you up a mile in elevation with a 3 mile round trip. The Friends of Blue Mountain (a hiking group that is purchasing private land to remain pristine from development) sponsored this one-day-out-of-the-year event to help raise money and awareness. Normally it is a NO TRESPASSING zone, but everyone is invited to climb this one day a year (sometimes falls on Earth Day). Some booths and porta-potties were at the bottom (they need some at the summit, after giving us bottles of water to drink while hiking). This is a strenuous hike as the trails are steep.

this is looking down from a fifth of the way up at where the starting point was
Of course I had to take photos of the flowers in bloom, mostly blue white and purple ones







the trail is nice and wide so firetrucks have access (the mt has caught fire many times during the dry summer season, usually from fireworks) and for trucks to service the repeater towers at the summit


plenty of people brought their furry friends along with them



even Starr the llama came

and this doggie had the latest footwear, at the top were splendid views, including the snow capped mountains across the valley




the summit has towers and they had set up a table with emergency equipment (if anyone developed a medical emergency), a sign in book and bottles of water, we could stay as long as we wanted as long as we were off the mt by 1 PM.


the rock formations look interesting too




these next pics are with the zoom lens on what used to be two large hills/small mts that have been mined for a cement company when the second one is done I think they will be out of business


and somewhere in there is my home

was I ever sore the next day having done the 5K and then this hike two days running
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GEORGE815 3/16/2013 12:13PM

    Great pics of Blue Mountain.

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MSBEKANATOR 3/16/2013 2:04AM

    What a beautiful hike! Glad you were able to post pictures so we could share it with you.


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NATPLUMMER 3/15/2013 11:51AM

    Beautiful!!! Looks like lots of fun :-)

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MEXGAL1 3/15/2013 11:07AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. Looks like a great time.
Have a terrific week end.

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MAUREENIE1 3/15/2013 10:28AM

    Great pictures. Thank you for sharing. And good for you for participating in such a worthwhile event!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/15/2013 9:36AM

    What a treat to be part of this special day. Nice pictures, good story & lucky you! I liked this blog : )

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