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Surprise Lake

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Our day started out gloriously enough with a beautiful sunrise.  We had decided to hike up to Surprise Lake which was rated a 4 out of 5 in difficulty.  This day would prove to us that we may be getting too old for such shenanigans.

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The hike started out not so pretty with the power lines.  This was the easiest part of the hike.

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Up, up and up.

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Saw some awesome fungus along the way.

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And we saw some ominous looking fungus.

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We hiked on an itty bitty part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail.

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This is the part of the trail where it really ceased being fun for me.  It wasn’t just rocky.  We had to clamor up large boulders, and naturally I fell.

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I had an elbow that matched my knee.  It doesn’t look too bad and at the time I was mostly mad because I tore my pants.  Good thing I married a man that is always prepared.  We had a first aid kit in our camelbak.

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This was what we hiked to see, Surprise Lake.  Not sure it was worth all the effort, blood and sweat that it took to get here.  By the time we got there I had exerted myself to the point that I seriously thought I was going to vomit.  For me, going back down the mountain was an easier enterprise.

 

 

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Reward

I had to work the last 7 days on the overnight shift.  Needless to say, it was a very stressful week.  This morning I was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise.

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The Start of my Weekend

Just finished up a set of overnight shifts. This was my view on my drive home this morning. Let the weekend commence with sleep being the first thing on my agenda.

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Driving Home

Every five weeks or so I have to work a weeks worth of overnight shifts. Here are Saturday and Sunday mornings view as I drove home.

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Saturday morning

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Sunday Morning

Another Sunrise

I captured this on my way home from work Friday morning at around 7am. It is a bit blurry, but it isn’t easy driving fast and taking a picture with your cell phone.

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My View

I am working the overnight shift this week. On my drive home this morning, I had quite the beautiful view.

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Daybreak

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you have fantastic start to your week.

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Changing Colors

Within the span of just a few minutes the colors of the rising sun change drastically.

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This Morning’s Sunrise

Glen went dove hunting this morning.  The sunrise was beautiful.

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A Beautiful Morning

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