Saturday, June 13, 2009

Flat Iron Hike

For enrichment part of my calling is to set up fitness activities. This month we decided to do a more difficult hike trying to get a few more active sisters out and involved. Well it didn't really work. So Betsy and I headed up the mountain by ourselves. We both kind of have the same philosophy...not that I think it is good to always have...but when we have a goal we want to go hard and get it done. So next activity I am going to change my thinking a bit and perhaps have my MOM lead us up to weavers needle so my calling can actually have a purpose.

So we headed out to the Superstitions about 4:45am after Betsy had to come wake me up because my alarm didn't go off (I know it was set right too!)This is the beautiful sunrise!

For you survivor fans I wanted to pull a COACH and get in with the Earth at the top. Oh and we did it on empty stomachs and no water. It was the REAL experience!! That is a joke for you non survivor fans.

Just a view from the top of the world...or Apache Junction.

The Flat Iron. You can go all the way to the peak but we just looked over the edge and cruized around the top.

Looking down on the hike. It does no justice. For those of you who have done Camelback it is like camleback x3. You just keep climbing for about 2 hours. It was tough but of course rewarding on the way down.


It took us about 2 hours to get to the top. We did end up off trail a few times and do some bush wacking. But it is a tough hike but mostly mental. Go get it done!

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

i so wish i could have gone with you! i would have been there in a heartbeat- even if it was at 5 AM!

Calli & Zac said...

Hey man! Add me to your other blog!! callimechem@gmail.com!!

Glen and Sarah Gagon said...

Hey I don't think I have your other blog! Is you e-mail address still the same? I am doing good! Hows about you?