It was just four days ago when I took the journey up the Indian Trail hike on My First Mountain Hike and now my brother Trey was prepared to give it a go. I warned him before we started that the elevation change would “leave him breathless” as we Houstonians are used to flat land but that didn’t stop him as Trey laces up the mountain hiking boots.
This hike was quite different from my hike. First off, we drove to the 22nd Street parking lot but I walked the whole way in my hike, then we jumped out of the car, got our gear in order, laced up the boots and started on the trail. Our start time was about 8:30 am so we were in mid 70’s temps and there would be plenty of shade along the way so we expected a cool hike. It didn’t take long to find our first clearing and get a picture of Trey with Ogden in the background, but you could barley see the city as we were not to high up, yet. See the pic below:
That picture is of Trey in a nice open area, let’s take a look at him while he works the mountain. In the video below, Trey shows off the hiking stick/snake beater that we found.
Now let’s take a look at Trey climbing the path up the mountain. At first this path drops, then levels out and finally we get some good steep climbing.
A 1,350 foot climb up a mountain can be difficult if you don’t do it very often and in the video below, Trey takes a breather.
As we get closer to the peak of the Indian Trail hike, the views in the open areas are nice. Below, Trey poses with Ogden Canyon in the background. Nice!!
After a long hike up, we finally made it to the peak which has a cool cabin and is used for emergency rescues. If you know how to get here, you can get rescued. In the picture below, Trey was a bit worn out but he was excited to hear that the way down to Ogden Canyon Road was about 90% downhill. We decided to split up. He would go see the other side of the mountain and head to Ogden Canyon Road and I would go back the way we came and get the car and go pick him up. Here is one more shot of Trey resting:
Before we took off on our separate ways, I took a quick picture of Ogden Valley from the highest point on Indian Trail. See below:
It only took about 40 minutes to get down the mountain and I grabbed the car and Trey was already down on the other side waiting for me. It was a good morning on the mountain and it was time to go get some lunch and a possible nap.
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