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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stuey and Mount Monashka

Yesterday, while Zoya and Nora were at a Girlscout activity, Stuey and I climbed Mount Monashka.  At first Stuey was disapointed in our choice of mountains because Mount Monashka is not as high as Pyramid.  I explained to Stuey that each mountain is its own climb and that they should not be compared.  I pointed out that I like climbing Mount Monashka because it is close to the ocean, has old growth spruce forest to hike through, and has stunning vistas.  The mountain is quite sheer and everything seems set out directly below.

Then for a while Stuey kept on asking when it would 'get steep'.  He should have been more careful about what he wished for!  And, yes, he learned that Mount Monashka is steeper than Pyramid.

It was a glorious day for a hike with no wind and the low slanting sunlight of late fall.  Warm enough that we did not need coats and yet cool enough to be comfortable on a steep climb.  Sheba and Tank ran here and there and were quite exhausted by the time we got back to the car.  Patrick

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