Friday, September 21, 2012

Sunrise, sunset

Today I went to the mormon tabernacle choir concert at school.
They are quite amazing in real life and they can sing more then church hymns. Who knew right?
They sand the sun Sunrise, Sunset. from Fiddler on the roof.
Took me back to my childhood where on sunday nights my dad and I would sing this song around the piano and many others for hours. I miss those days.

Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you about my most recent hikes. I hiked table rock mountain here in Idaho and it's been one I've been wanting to do for awhile.
But not really one I was wanting to get up at 3:30 in the morning to do.
That's right 3:30 in the morning. They wanted to leave rexburg at 4 cause it's an hour away and then get to the top before sunrise. 
All I knew was this had better be one fantastic sunrise.
Well I hate to report that we missed it.
Bless our souls we tried.
It was still beautiful to watch the sun rise over the mountain we were climbing to see the sun hitting the mountains and hillsides. It was really quite beautiful. So I wasn't as mad that we didn't catch the sunrise at all.

But tragedy struck at the top of the mountain. My back back tipped over sending my favorite water bottle over the edge. It was only about a 15 feet drop but it didn't stop there because there was a giant glacier below which it continued to fly down and shoot off into a rocky grass field. I was devastated. 
Lucky for me a guy really wanted to go down that glacier so I gave him a great excuse to do so!

 Juan saving my water bottle
And despite a few scraps my water bottle survived! I thought for sure it would be cracked after it's long journey but it still works. I wrote contigo telling them how much I loved their water bottle and was impressed with their durability in hope of them sending me more water bottles. So far nothing though.

Next hike was Mt. Timpanogos. 
Another hike I've been dying to do.
We talked about starting it at midnight so that we would get to the top in time to watch the sunrise. 
But then I decided that would not be as much fun and would kill me for the next few days.
So we left at noon and it was really a great hike. Hard, but worth it. Reminded me of a longer version of chief mountain.


jezebel said...

I HAVE THE SAME WATER BOTTLE!!!! And it is my favorite too!

Boy said...

Is there still a little shack at the top of Timpanogos?
I definitely used it as a restroom when I was a child.
And then slid down the glacier on the other side. :)