We'd been wanting to hike Elk Mountain for a while, but the summers have been so hot and the weekends have been busy or rainy. Well we defied a 20% chance of rain on a cool fall day and had a beautiful hike in one of our favorite places.
The view on the way to the summit. The more you put into it the more it pays off.
Taking a breather on the way up. I like these iPhone 5 panoramas by-the-way.
After about an hour, we made it to the summit.
Some of the wildlife we spotted on the hike. Claudia gets credit for finding this guy.
The view from the Apple and Pear at the top of the mountain.
The whole gang near the Apple and Pear.
The most prominent formation on the top of elk mountain is the Apple and Pear, featured prominently in this panorama Claudia captured.
I think Pablo is the first person to ever think of sitting here.
It was a good bison spotting day.