Saddle Mountain

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.

From the top!  There were a ton of bugs at the top.  They were flying into our mouths as we were trying to take this picture.  That’s the ocean behind us, on the horizon.

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.

2 thoughts on “Saddle Mountain”

  1. The term “naked hiking pictures” threw me for a minute. I was trying to decide if it was a euphemism. Then I figured it out. Of course I would never…but you know that.

    Those are some fun selfies – even with the wind and the bugs!

    That lovely sunny day looked perfect for a hike!!!

    1. That was the only time we’ve done naked hiking pictures. Though when a hike is mostly deserted, I’m always sure to remark, “We could have done this whole hike naked!”

      It was a perfect hiking day, weather-wise.

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