I took Porter to Eagle Rock today. It is an amazing hike up the western side of Big Moose Mountain (formerly Big Squaw Mountain) to these rock out croppings that are just…breath taking. If anyone who reads this wants to know how to get there, just leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
There are going to be a lot of pictures in this post.
A LOT. Once I get done blabbing anyway.
See, I didn’t expect the hike to be as awesome as it was so I took roughly 10,000 photos in the few hours I was hiking/there. The amazing thing is that most of them are not even of Porter.
THAT is how amazing this hike was.
I decided to take the dirt road, because…well, I like dirt.
I just do.
Plus I got to check out a dirt road I hadn’t been on before, so that is an even bigger bonus. I only got
lost turned around looking for the trail head for the hike two or three times.
It wasn’t my fault really, see, because I saw where we were going to go:
AND I thought FOR SURE that the trail head had to be somewhere close. SO I started looking around, throwing my VERY GOOD directions on the floor of my truck and driving around, and up and down the dirt roads that surround Big Moose Mountain.
Man. There are a lot of roads that go around that thing.
I finally decided to read the directions, and as soon as I did that (and drove to the CORRECT side of the mountain), I found the trail head very easily.
The trail was easy to follow (marked with pink flagging), there were a lot of recent blow downs, but it was very obvious where to go and there were some cool things to see along the way, like this ladder to climb up over the ledges.
Anyway, Porter and I kept hiking and eventually we got to this:
I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I put Porter’s leash on and we walked up the ledge.
OH. MY. WORD.
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Oh hi! Are you still there?
I told you I had a lot of pictures. The view was 360 and the day was perfect for being on top of a mountain. Porter and I settled down on the west “wing” of Eagle Rock (the rock is said to resemble the wings of an eagle) and had some lunch.
We really didn’t want to go back home. It was just too nice up there. We explored some and found where people had climbed here:
And then got down between the “wings” (I even figured out how to work the timer on my camera!)
Eventually, we had to head back down. We made our way back to the truck, and by the time we got there, Porter was pooped.
I am not sure why he was so tired, I carried him in my backpack most of the way.