At the start of the Hike...geared up and ready to attach the Mountain.
Hiking through the wilderness..it's beautiful.
Trennon and the front leaders...they were always way ahead of the rest of the pack.
Z-Bo - Trennon's best friend Zach. He moved to Utah last summer which has been really hard but he was able to come back and do this big 'High Adventure' hike with all his friends. Trennon was so pumped to have Zach on the trip with him.
Looking down at the river on day 2 - on the way to the summit.
The three leaders...James, Zach & Trennon. Taking a break to give the others time to catch up.
Camp set up on the river banks.
What was left over from the 'Bear'. They said it was like she took each pack and carefully used her claw and opened each pack like a can-opener and then ate the food and moved over to the next pack. I think she's done this before.
You can only see this amazing country by hiking through it...no vehicles of any kind are allowed.
The lead crew..
on the way to the summit..
Zach and Trennon...looking a little tired.
They said because of the elevation you could only hike so far and then you would have to take a break. Due to the difficulty of the hike the lead group was about an hour and half a head of the last group. It ended up that the second group didn't make it to the point to stay on task to reach the summit so they ended up splitting up the 2nd night because they just couldn't make it.
At the top of the summit, the tree lines are gone but they found these beautiful lakes at the top. Amazing..who would have thought there would be lakes at the very top of a mountain.
On the way to the summit...the lead group went on the 3rd day to the summit as a day hike while the second group continued to make it to the 2nd day camp.
Mountain Goats were EVERYWHERE...Trennon said there were hundreds and they had little babies that were really cute but so annoying because they sounded like those 'Potted Plants' in Harry Potter that when you pulled them they screamed like crying babies. We laughed. Not to mention that whenever you go 'pee' the goats come running. It was told that they like the salt in your urine...so the boys were told to go on a rock instead of the grass but the goats would still come running. Trennon said they were so annoying...he said 'Mom it was terrible...nothing like taking a dump and having 10 goats around watching you'. We laughed so hard.
This is a great picture that depicts Trennon's point about the goats were everywhere.
A view from one of the break points as they head to the summit.
James, Trennon and Zach...almost to the top...tons of snow on the ground.
They are pretty cute (when their babies). It's also shedding season so as you can see the Mom is losing her coat.
too bad they grow up...
Trennon's the stud alongside his friends Chet, Zach and James
I guess the days were beautiful, but the nights were a little chili. So here they are warming their hands.
He's such a cutie..
The whole troop back together again.