Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spectra Point and Ramparts Overlook Hike

Last Saturday, Cassidy and I went for a Hike up Cedar Breaks. We did the Spectra Point and Ramparts Overlook Hike. I checked the weather beforehand, but only checked for Cedar, not for the mountain. My bad! It was a little chilly and windy, but I said we'd get warm once we got moving, plus the sun was out. (Luckily, Cass still brought his hoodie on the hike! I needed it on the way back!) 

The trail was super muddy, so our shoes got very gross, and there was some snow on the ground. It was a tough hike, but the view was amazing! The contrast of red rock, snow, and the bristlecone pines was pretty neat. 

View from the trail head, no hike required!
all muddy! And this was just the beginning!
a lookout point along the trail
I tried to climb the tree . . . no dice
Spectra Point
Soaking in all that is Spectra Point
more Spectra Point
Cassidy's Video, with even more of Spectra Point :)
Yes, he climbed over the protective railing . . .  

Back on the trail towards Ramparts Overlook
Bristlecone Pines
See? Totally cool! Not what you'd think at all!
I made it! But just barely . . . can I blame my tired legs and lack of balance in the mud on the baby? 
Ramparts Overlook
Squirrel got so angry at us! He was yelling and hissing!
He was right over head and I was nervous he was going to jump on me! 
You can't really tell, but the backs of my legs were all muddy too!
But I was so glad to be back at the car and done hiking! It wore me out!


  1. You can DEFINITELY blame it on the baby! For the 9 months you are pregnant, everyone else will blame everything on your pregnancy. Seriously. Everything I did people would say to me, "It's okay, you're pregnant."

    Your hike looks pretty. And fun! I am a little sickened by the snow on the mountains though. Is it really that time again?!

  2. Haha, I'm milking this pregnancy thing for all it's worth! :)

    And yup, that's snow. But none down in Cedar yet!