After a long day and a half drive we finally made it to the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming. Our first stop was a hike, one that Jesse did the year before, and he prepared me that it was short but steep. I could do that - steep would be a challenge, but it was short. How hard could it be? Lolz. In reality, I huffed and puffed my way up this mountain. Headache slowly creeping up , heart trying to beat out my chest, but I made it with a number of breaks in shaded spots and sips of water or Gatorade.
But I made it.
My 9 year old led the three of us. She and Jesse seemed fine even though she would later express how hard it was. Neither of them seemed to be breathing as hard as me which leads me to believe that I’m not made for these inclines. I suspected this when we were in Utah and I dragged behind the pack, also huffing and puffing away. I don’t do well in high altitudes, in heat, in pushing myself too hard, but I know that I can do this at my own pace.
Hike #: 22
Trail: Steamboat Point
Location: Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming
Trail surface: dirt, rock - very steep
In retrospect I can recommend this hike. Just make sure that you take it at your own pace as the view will be worth it when you (eventually) get to the top.
*Also my rating is probably more reflective of how I handle these hikes than an average person.