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Hike and Rock Climb

Monday, June 17, 2013

Some friends offered to take me with them on one of my favourite hikes to Needle Peak. I like it because it is a medium hike, about 3 hours to get to the top, and at this time of year it has snow to slide down on. Plus the peak itself, being all rock and sticking up like it does, has no snow at the top and the scramble up the rocks to get up is so much fun.
Previous Needle Peak hikes

Almost at the top there were clusters of hundreds of lady bugs. I don't know why they are there, kind of mysterious, but there they were.

With one of the other hikers at the top and the view from the top

After the hike, it was 2:30, so we drove towards home, stopped for an ice cream, then went to some rock cliffs close to the lake to do some short pitch climbs. I like rock climbing but haven't really done much of it, plus I had no equipment it was so nice to be able to go with them.

Same pitch from a different angle, my friends got all the way up this rock

I had an awesome time, all day in the beautiful outdoors, I got home at 8pm


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEABREEZE65 6/19/2013 7:09AM

    How fantastic!
Beautiful photos and a great day!

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WALKMAMA 6/19/2013 5:18AM

    Wow! I seem to remember you hiking to Needle Peak another time and the pictures were just as stunning. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

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NATPLUMMER 6/18/2013 12:04PM


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CODEMAULER 6/18/2013 12:03PM

    What a great outing! It looks like a fun and VERY active day.


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OWL_20 6/18/2013 8:54AM

    These are greats photos! Makes me a bit cold (and that's a good thing, lol). How do you find rock climbing? I think my hands would be too sweaty to hold on. Great way to get a workout in!

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STRIVER57 6/18/2013 1:33AM

    wow! looks like great fun!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/17/2013 10:50PM

    What an awesome day!

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FLAMENM 6/17/2013 9:22PM

    Looks a great day in the outdoors

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LINDAKAY228 6/17/2013 8:32PM

    Great pics. Looks like you had a really awesome workout that day LOL! Glad you got to go with some friends and do what you like to do!

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GUTSHOT 6/17/2013 6:47PM

    Great pics! I really want to get out and about myself so I'm totally jealous!

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KNITTY_JESS 6/17/2013 6:35PM

    Love the pics! That's very inspiring!

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AJB121299 6/17/2013 6:31PM

    kudos and great photos

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