Later that day Angie and Karri called to have us go to Manti and hike over there so that we could at least get a little taste of what we had been planning for.
We rescheduled our Nebo hike for September 15th. It turned out to be a beautiful day! No rain in the forecast at all. We had quite a party of hikers in the end. BJ & Nicole Hoaldridge, Nicole's sister and brother in law, her dad, my sisters, RaNae and DeAnn, Karri Stevens and Amy Taylor.
We started out at 5:30 from Andrews. It was dark! George had control of the flashlight. Hmmm, how did that happen?
We had a great time and I was so proud of George for making it to the top! It's one of those "hurts so good" sort of things. What I love about hiking a BIG mountain like Nebo is that it totally gives you a whole new appreciation for it. It's almost like it becomes yours!
|Starting off in the dark|
|A beautiful sunrise|
|We made it to the ridge|
|So close, yet so far away|
|BJ, George and Karri walking across the "football field"|
|Ready to make the final ascent!|
|The Book of the Brave-proud to have our names there!|
|Karri, Me and RaNae (sadly DeAnn had a panic attack and didn't quite get to the top :(|
|George, BJ & John at the top|
|Our very own mountain!|