As a result of my hiatus, I'm obviously a bit behind. Big picture example of how far behind I am: This post is about my 21st card with Hiking Las Vegas and, as I'm typing this, I currently have 27 cards!! Never fear, I will catch up.
This is probably one of the hikes of which I'm most proud: Rainbow Peak for the King of Clubs
|via Summit Post|
So, I mentioned ropes.... In the picture below, you can see one of my friends climbing the very first rope, while I waited my turn. It was a serious climb up approximately 50 feet. I was super nervous when we came back down because I was really tired from hiking all the way up and nearly all the way down. Fortunately, I have amazingly resourceful friends and one of them rigged a harness type thing out of webbing and I learned to rappel. It was a little on the terrifying side, but also thrilling. I am so grateful for the amazing people with whom I hike; I've learned so much and I always have a blast!!
And did I mention ropes? After the first rope, climbing the remaining ropes was a piece of cake...ish.... It's downclimbing that gets me a bit stressed and required a bit of concentration.
Once we got up that first rope, the fun was just beginning. At the top of the rope, we had a super steep sandstone slab to walk up.
|Let's just say it wasn't exactly a walk in the park walking up this slab.|
After the slab, we scrambled and we scrambled and we scrambled. Sometimes it was class 2, other times it was class 3, sometimes it even approached class 4.
|Oh yeah, and there was a little exposure...|
But, once I get on solid footing, I'm always ready to look up and smile for that kodak moment!