Stats: Distance 1.97 miles. Total time 1:48. Time to summit 1hr. Summit elevation 3,209. Elevation gain >300ft. Freezeout Hill Peaks within 1hr drive of Boise
Gear notes: N/A
We parked in a dirt area just off Old Freezeout Road at about noon. Temp 51F, light east wind and mostly cloudy.
|Negotiating the Sage and Barbwire fence proved to be the biggest challenge.|
|Approaching one of the highpoint's along the way.|
|View toward Squaw Butte over Emmett, Idaho.|
|Radio tower on the peak.|
The Lego Master helped out with the route finding to the top. He was more than happy to lead the way. He may be small, but at least he's eager and ready to hurdle himself beyond the confines of the house.
We finished up the snacks, took a glory shot and headed back to the car.
|Looking west from the top.|
|Looking east toward Hwy 16. Crown Point and Prospect Peak are in the background.|
|Time to head down.|
Lego Master kicked off the descent and we followed the same fence line back to the car.
The clouds broke, we enjoyed the sunshine and the Lego Master and I swapped leads on the the way back the car. The hungover and overcast day had changed to a feeling good, walking on sunshine type of day. Not that we weren't feeling good to begin with; we were just feeling better now that we had added a short adventure to the day.
What a great day to be outside!
With spring break on tap for the children, they will be venturing beyond their bedrooms. That proclamation was met with some resistance. At least two out of three children approve. As for me, I just keep counting down the moments until the next adventure.
The rebellion is brewing. I will report back when I'm able.
- Granola, out.