Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boating On the Lake, Hiking On the Mountain

Well, I finally did it.  I hiked "Y" Mountain.  People always tell me they've hiked "Y" mountain and when I tell them I haven't hiked it they have a fit.  I had never hiked the "Y" previously because it simply hasn't appealed to me at all.  I grew up on the side of the Rocky Mountains, hiking through amazing canyons with cool wild life was something I did casually.  I would tell people this and they said that the "Y" is a really cool hike.

So Buddy, Scott, and Alyssa (Scott's girlfriend) began our ascent at 6:10am.  We hiked how ever long it was to get to the big "Y" on the mountain.  Wow, I cannot believe how lame the hike was.  It was sooo stupid!!!  It was seriously just a bunch of switch backs on dry dead terrain.  The view from the "Y" was just ok.  We did however see a bunny on the trail which brought us a fair amount of joy.  I deem the hike "lame as".

Just laying on the "Y".  You can see the temple in the background which is kinda cool.
Well, Once we got to the "Y" we continued upwards towards the top of the mountain where people never really go.  It was a long hike, but there was some extremely beautiful meadows and mountain tops, not to mention the view got better and better.
Buddy and I just chillin' in a meadow
Behind me is "Pride Rock", the peek seen from the MTC.  Behind that is Mt. Timpanogas.

Here we are at the top.  It was here Buddy intentionally dumped the half full bag of goodies onto the ground.  It was hilarious.
Here I am at the top :)  BYU can be seen on the bottom right.
I loved the hike.  I do wish, however, that I had been wearing light pants, but it wasn't too bad.  Being with Scott and Buddy kinda sucked.  Just kidding.  If there are any two people I love being with it's them.  I laugh so much when I'm with them.  Hahaha!!!  Wow, as we left the mountain Scott, Buddy and I drove our cars.  I lead the way, them I randomly pulled off into some random side dirt road.  Buddy, who was following me, continued down the mountain and soon pulled off into some random parking lot.  I eventually got back on the road and found myself following Scott.  As we drove through a neighborhood Scott suddenly pulled into the driveway of some random house while I passed him and continued down.  It was all so spontaneous and random I loved it!  Scott and I eventually arrived at the BYU creamery where we would meet Buddy's wife Rachel for food.  It took Buddy a few minutes to arrive.  Buddy then told us that he too pulled into some random driveway but as he did, the garbage truck hung out in front of that house for a time, thus trapping him in the driveway for several minutes LOL!!!  The best part is is that neither Scott or I saw him do any of this hahaha!!! 

I also went boating with my Mom and bro.  It was fun as usual, but we missed having Christy and Ben there.

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My awesome mom.

Dallin got pulled over because the cop thought he was breaking the law because he was pulling two people.  But it was a four seater, so he was good.

Kurt and my other roommate Yejezkel came too.

I am actually in California right now as I write this.  I'm in Jolie's apt with friends Nozomi, Rie, Jeff, and Kei.  Jolie is in Canada haha!  She left yesterday which sucks, but meh, at least I got to see her for a few days.  I'll blog about this totally awesome week when I get back to Provo.  Please enjoy your next breakfast.


  1. 1- LOL "it was soooo stupid."
    2- I like the picture of you in front of the Pride Peak. It looks awesome.
    3- You guys make me laugh. Especially Buddy getting stuck in the driveway. I can so picture that.
    4- Dang, wish we could have come boating!! I miss those times.
    5- That pic of Dil getting pulled over is AWESOME. Suck it, rangers.