What a better way to ring in 2015 than some time on the mountain!
2014 was an amazing year! Though we put away the camera this year and tried to live in the moment there are lot’s of adventures and memories that we will have forever. The pictures we do have are of joy and life which is all we can ask for.
Today I got to marry my best friend, and what a magical day it was!
For labor day weekend we decided to head to Bend and relax in some sunny dry weather. I had been to Newberry National Volcanic Monument several times but the only memories I have there are of a snow covered landscape riding our snowmobiles up to the peak. So this time, Brent and I decided to make the hike up the Peak and check out the obsidian flows.
Instead of going camping like we had originally planned we decided to climb the South Sister. We loaded up the car and headed to Devils Lake for an early start to beat the heat. From the trail head to the peak of the South Sister is 6 miles with an elevation gain of about 5000 feet to the final elevation of 10,358 feet. Known as “Grace” the South Sister is the youngest and tallest of the three sisters.
Took a long weekend over to Smith Rock and snapped some pictures of the gorgeous landscape. Walking past all the climbers makes me miss rock climbing; I’ll have to get back into it someday. We took the Misery Ridge trail up one side and went down and around the back.