Sep 24, 2008

Gobbler's Knob



Sunday Tim and I hiked up Gobbler's Knob from Millcreek Canyon. It was only a 4.5 mile round trip, but it felt like a lot more because there was a 3,000 foot elevation gain. Even the dogs seemed tired by the time we got near the top. We were able to make it to the top in 1 hour 45 minutes. The hike takes you up through Alexander Basin, which is a really beautiful place. We've been there before earlier in the year, when the basin is filled with flowers. This time of year there weren't any flowers, but there were lots of fall colors to be seen. The view from the top was wonderful, well worth the steep hike. It was really windy and cold, so we didn't stay on the top for too long.
Sadie was very serious on the way down, stopping often to stare off into the basin. I think she heard some noises and she wanted to make sure there wasn't any funny business going on. Howard followed her around of course, and tried to figure out what they were up to.
I saw several fossils in the rocks at the top of Alexander Basin. This rock had the most of any I saw though.

4 comments:

  1. Very cool pictures. Glad you got out on a good hike to enjoy the fall colors.

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  2. Wow, you guys did get to take in a great view being so high up there. I like the pictures, especially the one of you under that huge tree trunk!

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  3. awesome trek isn't it? it's crucial to get that photo of the seal on top -- good work. That's a decent spot to go in the winter too (of course, Tess requires a space helmet to go outside when it's subzero, so...).

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  4. Wow. What a gorgeous hike. Why on earth have I not done it? Hmm...I may have to rectify this.

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