Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stairway to Heaven!

Hiking Stairway to Heaven was definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life! The name of the hike pretty much sums up what the hike feels like, taking a stairway that goes so high it feels like you will be able to touch the heavens. The people that came were Nate, me, Brandon, Darren, and my two roommates Kulani and Kim. We left at 3AM, so that we could be at the top by the time the sun came up. It was so much fun.

It felt like we were on top of the world. It was amazing being able to see everything all at once!

The stairs are very safe and as long as you hold on tight and watch where you put your feet, it is totally safe. However, if you miss a step or lose your balance, it could be deadly.

We were careful not to fall off the edge! Ouch!

It wasn't the clearest of days, but it was still amazing as we got up to the top. Dang clouds!

We made it to the top!!!! It was so windy and freezing! Good thing we brought sweatshirts. There is a little shack up at the top and there are two little booklets with pencils up there where you can sign your name and date it. It was fun to add our names to the list of other people who have finished the hike like us.

It started to clear up a little as the morning went on.......

Here is a view of the freeway from the hike!

These are some pictures of the stairs! There are 3,922 steps! Wow!

This is my favorite picture. This was us on our way coming down. We were almost done at this point.
"Go hard or go home." We made it without any injuries! I was so sore the next day, it was crazy. Nate's knee was killing him too but he toughed it out. It was such a fun morning! What an amazing way to start the day.

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