This is Reid. He thinks Read Mountain is his mountain. On the hike, his brother Cort proudly told each passing hiker, "We're on Read Mountain. And this is Reid!".
It was uphill the whole way, but none of it was very steep, so it's a good hike to do with kids.
Cort was quite the trooper. In the past, he has been our straggler on hikes. The one that tires out, starts complaining, and ends up being carried. I guess he's matured some. We were all so proud of him for being a hiking champ the whole way, with an inquisitive and persevering mindset.
There were some lovely views along the way. The trees are fairly bare, so you can see for miles.
Almost to the top.
Here is the view from Buzzard's Rock. It was so windy and cold up top! We didn't stay for very long - just long enough to admire the views and tell the kids 50 times not to get too close to the edge.
Readers, do you like to hike year-round?