By the time we got to the top of the trail and mountain, it was well worth the hour and a half hike up. There was a beautiful, breath taking lake at the top called Lake McCullough. This all started because my dad had discovered it from another trail but did not go up it. So we all thought we would go, my dad, sister, my mom, and I, kind of like a family hiking day. All of us thought it was going to be a little hike, nothing to hard and nothing to long. We were all wrong. Within the first ten minutes it was all uphill and rocky, mom was not very happy and was having a difficult time already. However, we kept on going and making progress. My sister and I were not prepared, we were wearing tennis shoes which was not the ideal shoe for this hike. There was a lot of mud, water, rocks, and even snow, not very fun hiking in tennis shoes. As we slowly made our way up to the top me and my sister had to leave mom and dad behind because it was too much for my mom. As my sister and myself made it to the top be absolutley knew this was the top when there was a gorgeous lake with freezing water as clear as glass. The picture i uploaded can't even explain how breath taking this lake was once you walk up to it. As my mom made her way up to the top after me and my sister her miserable hike up didn't even matter anymore, the view of the lake and view below us made up for it.
The hike down the trail wasn't near as bad as the hike up. All four of us knew what to expect, so it also went by faster. Some of the people we saw on the trail should had not been on the train at all. There was this group with five year old kids that were already crying, if they only knew what they got themselves into. Once we got all the way down and off the trail and into the car, we could have felt no more accomplished than that. It was an experience that i will always remember. But not just an expericence but also a learning experience, to never give up no matter where you are at.
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