Shane...my MR. INCREDIBLE
Oh yes, I had to prove to Shane that no matter how hard he tried to get me off...
I STAYED ON THAT TUBE!!
Really it was just that I was terrified of the tiger muskies eating me alive... but hey, it worked! ;)
It was gorgeous! About halfway through we came to a jungle. HUGE ferns were growing everywhere (most of them taller than ME), and the trail could hardly be seen!
Eventually, despite our unpreparedness, we all decided that the hike would only be worth it if we could go all the way up to the radar towers. This picture is showing the last tiny bit of the hike UP (it seemed straight up) to get up to the trail leading to the towers.
Made it! (Cory, Me, & Griswold)
I can now say that I have hiked up to Francis Peak and all the way back down! It was a challenge, but it feels so darn good that I did it!