As usual Matthew ran up the mountain and ended up waiting for the rest of us at the top. Doug and I chose to take a more leaisurely pace so that Mary-Kate would have someone to walk with. It's hard to believe that she is 9 weeks post-op. She made it to the top and down without a complaint.
At the top the scenery was admired and the usual pictures were taken. Those of you who are usually in our party were sorely missed. Adam, we missed you being the first one up there. Ryan, we missed your dry comments about the lack of difficulty of the terrain. Me especially missed everyone's company.
At the bottom everyone had a quick snack then off the the best part of the day, Nicks Lake. There we all relaxed each in our own way. Mary-Kate and Matthew fished for awhile then they played in the sand. The air temperature was 71 degrees with a breeze blowing so we all opted to stay out of the water.
Doug and I hike the 6 mile trail around the lake and enjoyed the solitude and the beauty of the area while Matthew and Mary-Kate read their books and sat in the sunshine.
Finally we had to leave this beautiful place and head back home to pick-up Jason.