Via Giant Slide Trail
Giant Slide Trail is Bill's FAVORITE!!!
It starts off easy enough...
Then you meet the Rock Slide...
the FUN begins;-))
You climb over...
and you climb under when necessary!!
But first we hang a left
on the Sargent Nortwest Trail.
Across the creek...
Up we go...
A short break to take in the view!!
We can see the summit....
This NEVER gets old!!!
Just an AMAZING view:o))
To the west,
we see Gilmore, Parkman & Bald Peaks
A closer look at Gilmore Summit reveals
two familiar people...
Original plan was an out and back hike.
Bill decides to reroute by way of Gilmore
to try and catch S&D.
We take the Gradgent Trail to Gilmore
S&D were gone when we arrived;-(
We continue down the Gradgent Trail
Bill is a happy hiker... BECAUSE...
Now we get to do the upper section of
the Giant Slide and go through the tunnel :o))
Yea, nothing to it,
just follow the blue dots !!!
Until you reach the TUNNEL!!!
After the tunnel,
we hike the part of Giant Slide we did on the way up in reverse...just look at first 10 photos in reverse order;-))
All's Well That Ends Well !!!