Sunday, September 19, 2010

Burnt Cabin Saddle
We went on a double date with some friends and went four wheeling up Hayden Creek. It was such a beautiful ride. We forgot our cameras, but our friend used his camera for a couple quick shots. It was sad that we had to drive so fast because the scenery was breathtaking. John took us on some fun trails with a bunch of big bumps (I don't know the technical term), but it was fun and I got some good air. He took us on a couple more technical trails that shook me up a couple times after almost tipping my four wheeler and hitting hidden roots. I realized that I like climbing MUCH better than going downhill.
The highlight of our trip was an old fire lookout tower in Burnt Cabin Saddle. It was a really large, rickety tower that we climbed up. We all got a little vertigo but once we reached the top it was worth it. It was a cloudy day, but we were still had an amazing view. From our viewpoint we were as high as we could get.
We got a tad lost trying to find our way back, but eventually made it back just as the sun set.

It was a fun date! Even if by the time we got back we were freezing, wind blown and we had to pick little dead bug flecks off our face! We cleaned ourselves up, had dinner and called it a fun night! I hope to get another ride in before the blasted snow comes.


Derek and Becca Theurer said...

Wow--what a beautiful ride. The view from the fire tower looked truly amazing. I've always liked fire towers--they seem like secret, half-forbidden relics. You guys are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Tamar and Trevor said...

It really is pretty up there and believe it or not I already miss fall but you can keep the winters :) You are a brave girl and I am glad that you managed not to tip!

Marci said...

come here and ride with us! How fun!