After a 2 hour ride in the car, we piled out and got ready for our hike. Carmel (old man Jones) has never been on a hike before, in fact when we got him he had never even been on a walk!!
We started up the mountain, full of excitement and wonder, as none of us had hiked this particular mountain before.
The hike started out dry and a decent challenge as we all scaled up rocks with various amounts of stability, then soon we hit the snow and ice. Let's just say, we all fell a couple of times here and there, but we will never forget our snowy icy day on the side of Blue Mountain!
I fell through the snow one time, and it went all the way up to my knee, with my foot in the running stream below it. After about 5 hours of good challenging hiking we decided we couldnt go any further ( we literally ran into a vertical sheet of ice) Deciding to turn around at that point was a good choice, as by the time we were about 20 minutes from the bottom of the mountain Carmel started laying down and stopping every 50 feet or so! I cant wait to get back up there and make it to the top....we are waiting for the snow and ice to melt first!