Monday, June 25, 2012

Photographer's Point Hike

We enjoyed our first hike in the Wind River Mts on Saturday.  The hike was 9 miles roundtrip which we feared might be pushing it for Isaac.  He did great!  We do think that's about the limit though.

The hike begins at Elkhart Park Trailhead, only a 25-minute drive from town.

It is a beautiful, pleasant trail covering fairly easy terrain.  Total elevation gain is only 1,000 feet.

Although it was an easy 4.5 miles to our destination, I started feeling the effects of altitude towards the end.  Photographer's Point is at about 10,400 feet, only 800 feet less than the summit of Mt Hood!

What's for lunch?

We had this spectacular viewpoint to ourselves the whole time.

The view is the northern part of the Wind River Range.  Fremont Peak is the prominent peak on the far right in the above photo.  At 13,743 feet, it is the second highest in the range.

We definitely have a little climber on our hands!!

Happy to be settling into our new home.

Much love,
J, M, & I