On Memorial Day I thought it would be fun to conquer something, so I choose a peak. This peak was relatively mild at 5,904 feet.
This is considering that there is a 12,668 foot summit (Mt. Borah – the tallest peak in Idaho) in my near future (August 2012). None-the-
less, this one, Lucky Peak, is within a 10 minute drive from apartment.I set the hike up for my hiking group and away we went, all 16 of us. It was a beautiful, grueling hike with view of the Treasure Valley and the surrounding area. The six miles UP HILL were blister happy, but I continued on. Reminding myself as we walked that it was time for new hiking boots – even taking my boots off for awhile.
There were a few ways to come down the mountain making the total mileage either 11 – 14 miles based your route. There ended up being several groups of us as we split-up based on ability to climb and our individual desires to climb quickly or not. Ending the hike back together at a local place, Lucky 13, for a beverage, food and chocolate chip cookie!
My hike in the end totaled 14 miles, a bit of an accomplishment for me considering that not long ago 4 miles was a great day! I loved my 14 miles, blisters, sunburn and all. It was another great hike that I look forward to doing again one day soon!