We started early on what was supposed to be a hot day. And it's all uphill.
That brown layer . . . must be . . . chocolate air?
Zach and Christopher taking a break
Partway up the 3-mile climb, we all find welcome shade and and rest for our legs
We made it! The rest of the way is downhill
Stopping for a photo op on a lovely nature trail,
although Chris appears to have a burr in his saddle
On the way back, the boys elected to add another 2 miles to the 6 we'd already hiked
We hiked up to Eaton Falls, and the water sure felt good
Isaias and Emmanuel, tempting fate, and documenting the feat
8 miles later, and ready to avail ourselves of an internal combustion machine