If any day stands out more than the others in terms of difficulty it was Wednesday for me. It was a really long hiking day in pretty inhospitable conditions. We did the most climbing on Wed. and some of the paths going up and down the crags were pretty dangerous, especially since they were wet and slippery and the wind was raging. I did a crab walk (on all fours) up some of the hills as it was the only way I felt safe. One time going down a rocky hill my foot slipped off a wet, muddy stone and I ended up sitting on my rear. However, that was preferred to going ass over teakettle down to the bottom.
I love this photo of the two sheep - I can imagine what they're saying: "so...what do want to do today?" "Oh, I don't know...eat some grass I guess...I heard the north pasture is especially luscious right now..."
Rain threatened off and on most of the day.
It was fun to look back to see what we had climbed so far...
Looks like rain coming - Annie's ready!
Enormous skies... we're definitely going to get rained on again!!
A mixture of grass and rocks on this climb - oh, and watch out for all the poop!!
This photo shows where we came from and some of the crags and shields that we climbed over.
We really felt like we had accomplished something that day and I think we felt better prepared for whatever came at us next. If we could survive that part of the hike and still smile about it then we were doing great!