This is Mount Ben Lomond. We started to the right in the North Ogden Pass. We zig-zagged our way up the mountain, where we then moved over to the other side of the mountain and proceeded to do more zig-zaggs. Then, we came back out onto the front side and drove across to the base of Ben Lomond peak, where we then zig-zagged some more till we go no further. From there, we hiked the rest of the way to the top. Mind you...Mark has completed this route in about an hour. It took us 2 hours, way to go Michelle!
Coming down was SUPPOSE to be a cinch, too. "It's just like riding a mountain bike, all you have to do it stay in neutral and use your breaks." I'm sorry, but A) mountain bikes don't weigh 300 pounds, B) mountain bike breaks are much much simpler, C) I've never actually ridden a mountain biked on such terrain so I don't even know what it's suppose to feel like. Anyway...after a much dreaded and almost life threatening descent, we made it back down. Total time...6 hours. Once again...Go Me! Regardless, it was such a great experience and the ride was beautiful (at least I think it was...all I can really remember is looking about 5 feet in front of me at all times).
Here we are about 1/4 of the way up when we crossed over the other side of the mountain and had a beautiful view of the valley.
The view was amazing. And check out that awesome shot I got of that eagle.
So if you've ever hiked up to Ben Lomond peak you're probably thinking, "What is she complaining about, it's not that hard to hike up." To you I say, try doing it on a motorbike where at any second you could tweak your handle bars and drive off the 2 foot wide trail and plummet to you death (which I nearly did on several occasion). Then come talk to me...