"The Steep Trail, That's How We Roll!" (pictures)
It was at the East Peak and all the way to the Main peak and back that almost every hiker asked if we had come up from the Kanc' side. Each time we answered yes the reply was always....isn't that side steeper? Our answer...it was very steep! It was really funny how many people asked, and their reaction to us taking the more difficult side up. But that is how we generally roll! The longer, steeper, less used trails are usually quiter and more exciting. Which is what we hike for! Too many times (including today) we see hikers just rushing on by to get to the top and "bag" a mountain. I just don't see the point or excitement in this. We hike to enjoy every aspect of the trails. To enjoy the natural beauty around us.
Once past the East Peak we were once again by ourselves passing only a couple people. It was a steep, careful hike down. The sun was now out and views were beautiful at the various outlooks. We reached the parking lot at 2:30pm. Two 4000 footers in 6 hours...#27&28...nice!