Niko's first summit! While Hanneke and KC were gone to Manitoba for a wedding, Niko and I hiked his first mountain on a nice sunny, warm 30 degree August Friday.
The hike to Moose Mountain is only marginally fun but that could be due to having a 35 pound kid on my back the whole way up (and down)!! I just don't really like long hikes along roads. The surface is to hard or something and I tend to get sore feet on it. The worst part BY FAR on this hike is the 100m of elevation loss within the first 30 minutes of hiking. Trust me. In 30 degree heat you really notice this on the way back to your car - whether you're biking or walking!
The uninspiring hike does eventually become more and more interesting as you get nearer to Moose Mountains summit. You have an excellent view from the top and the fire lookout folks are very nice. We even mangaged to score some ice-cold water melon!
I would recommend doing this classic hike once. I doubt you'll repeat it any time soon with so many other opportunities out there.
Moose mountain seems a long way off at this point. Good thing I've already lost 100 meters of elevation!