Sunday, November 7, 2010

Borah Borah!


Brent, Aaron Harker, and I decided to go and hike Idaho's tallest mountain, Mount Borah. None of us had ever done it before so we thought it would be fun to go and do it. We drove out there on a lovely thursday afternoon and then spent the night at the trailhead after eating delicious tinfoil dinners that Brent's mom had so kindly prepared for us. We decided that we didn't want to worry about setting up a tent and having to take it down before we went up the trail the next morning so we just slept out underneath the stars on our mattress pads. It was so cold when we woke up the next morning at 5:00 am to get a good start up the mountain. We started hiking in the dark and had a lot of fun. Aaron had just gotten back from living in Texas for two years, so he was trying to adjust to the altitude change and performed like a champion. We made it up and down with a total hiking time of 7 hours. We hauled a loaf of bread, peanut butter, honey, and bananas up the mountain and had a great lunch on the summit. We passed several groups of hikers on our way up, and were barely beat by a group that had started an hour before us. They were a group of three guys. Two older gentleman in their 60's and one middle aged man. The older gentleman were from Australia and New Zealand and the middle aged man was from Salt Lake City. It was a fun trip, and most enjoyable. It was nice thinking that for a couple hours we were higher than anyone else who was on the ground in the state of Idaho. We were even higher than a few airplanes we saw flying in the valley.


Rachel said...

Wow, you updated your blog!!! I enjoyed reading the posts of your three different adventures. Looking forward to more from you soon!!

Shanna Butler said...

Thanks for the pictures and news Daniel! Makes us miss you even more though :) I can't believe you swung into that lake! Brrrr.