Since we were headed to Seaside for our vacation, we planned to hike to the top of Saddle Mountain. We did this hike early in the relationship. Maybe year three? For me, this was a good reminder at how different one’s fitness level can become in a decade, plus a few years.
In our previous hike, we got to the trail early. So early that we took some naked hiking pictures, because there were no people around. At various times on our hike today, one or the other of us would say, “I think this is maybe where we took the naked hiking pictures?” This was one of my guesses. I’m not entirely sure where the naked hiking pictures are right now, so I can’t check to see if I was right.
Someone is committed to keeping this picnic bench in this location. Matt stands on the precipice.
Along with our fellow hikers, we retreated to a non-bug area below the top. There we rested, and took this self-portrait. It was windy.
Matt wandered out to the precipice area and grabbed this photo.
After hiking back down, we ate the most delicious sandwiches I’ve ever made. There’s something to be said for one’s appetite after such physical exertion.