Monday, June 6, 2011

Peak Charles

We ere going to go camping this weekend, but between kids sports and the weather, we decided on a day trip to Peak Charles which is close to where DH grew up. He last climbed Peak Charles with his family in 1985. He's been wanting to do it again ever since (well everytime we drive past the turn off!) Finally we took a few friends yesterday and off we went. Luckily we didn't know quite how big it was until we got there, or we may not have attempted it!
Each time we thought we were nearly at the top we went up another section only to find another mountain in front of us. You can't see the peak from the bottom so we were really disillusioned! Luckily the kids ran ahead and were at the top well before us. (We mums thought the dads were keeping up! Note to self: less talking means more energy to climb!) once we caught up tot he dads and they told us the kids were up top unsupervised we had to push ourselves to get up there. So many times we could have stopped but i didn't trust anyone else to take photos for me...I needed to see it for myself! It was soo worth it.


 
And since the Challenge this week at  iheartfaces is "From a Distance", I thought it appropriate to enter a photo from yesterday (my first time entering!)
It was hard to choose, but I think this one probably sums it up best!




Better head off to my niece's disco themed 7th birthday party now (I'm not invited but I am allowed to deliver the disc of dance music she requested and take my camera!)...thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What a view! That is awesome!

Susan said...

Great shot!

Nicole said...

Hello hello from New Zealand. Very cool shots!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Cool shot!! Looks scary....it would give me the willies to be up there.