Ranch life in the Big Sky state through the eyes of one who has lived through it...so far.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Family Fun Time

So yes, the entire family has congregated here at the ranch for a few days of quality time. We thought since we were all together we should go for a little hike, but before setting out my husband-who-does-not-hike figured he should establish some ground rules.

1. Don't get lost (because my cousin did on this very same hike and had to spend the night on the mountainside).

2. Don't get eaten (because I, for one, have never had any desire to become one with a grizzly bear, of which there are many in the area).

3. Don't get struck by lightning (because the forecast is iffy in that department)

4. Don't fall off.

Because we're climbing to the top of THIS:


Yes, that is Chief Mountain. And no, recreating with my family is not for wimps. It isn't quite as bad from the back side as it looks from this angle, but still...if you don't hear from me again, assume something in the range of #1-4. 

And if you really want to know what we're getting ourselves in for, check it out here:  Chief Mountain Hike.

Now if you'll excuse me, I know that canister of bear spray is around here somewhere. 

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UPDATE:

We were all up and rearing to go at 6:30 am, but due to overnight thunderstorms and cloudy, rainy conditions, our wimpy guide canceled our excursion, to our great disappointment. That's our story and we're sticking to it. 
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5 comments:

Stan Grace said...

It appears that Greg is of sound mind. Mountains are best admired from a distance as that perspective contributes to their unique appearance.

Darlene Underdahl said...

Also exposure… it might be summer warm during the day, but you can die of exposure at night.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Stan: Greg agrees heartily.

Darlene: You are assuming it gets summer warm during the day.

Linda G. said...

Good for your wimpy guide! Now I won't have to worry about you becoming a grizzly bear's breakfast.

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Have not done that hike...for a reason!