Last Saturday the 24th of July, Matt and I were able to take a hike with my niece Brooke. Brooke is here visiting from Texas and wanted to do a hike while she was here. She chose Mt. Olympus. The last time I hiked the trail was my senior year of high school with Stacie. Matt and I climbed the west slabs several years ago, but it has been over 12 years since I had done the trail! It truly is a great hike with such great views.
I was amazed at how well Brooke did. She is used to sea level, and made it up to the top with out any problems and didn't need to rest at all! Her lungs were wheezing a bit at the top, but it didn't slow her down (just made her laugh!). It was such a fun morning and it reminded me so much of how much I love hiking! We don't do it enough! There is nothing better then summiting a mountain!
Seriously, look how beautiful those views are!
Matt and I have many many summit pictures together, however we look much much younger! We ran in to some other people summiting the mountain. I thought they looked familiar and one of the guys told me he went to Skyline, so I asked him when he graduated and he said 2005. WHAT?! I am seriously SEVEN YEARS OLDER than this "kid?" I thought we looked the same age (: