A very cool day indeed!
I woke up at 2am to get things together, and woke Micah up at 2:45ish. Got up, had some oatmeal, and we hit the road. It's almost a 3 hour drive to the "almost trail head" (still snow on the road before Kite Lake)
Hit the trail about 6:30am
Got to the fun snowy section. Micah had more fun glissading down this, than climbing it, but can you blame him. I did too :-)
That snow ascent
Took advantage of the opportunity to teach Micah more about the trail
Micah getting a lesson about our friend cairn
It was very exciting to watch him do so well.
Class 2+ moves
Watching him reach the summit was just incredible! This was his first reaction
Micah's first reaction when reaching the summit
Incredibly proud indeed!
Got back to the car. Took off the wet boots. Drank some more Gatorade and started the drive home.
Didn't even make it to Paris Mill on the way out :-)
I guess the nap worked, because before we got home Micah asked, "Can we ride our bikes to the park?" Man! We ended up going to the park and I watched him climb and do the monkey bars like he was completely fresh!
Great day! Just thought I'd share his story. A day I'll never forget!!!