Nevertheless, it was hard to get my heart around to go. I kinda knew people would back out, but thankfully a few came. We carpooled together. We had an interesting conversation on how to evaluate spiritual growth in ones life. What questions would you or could you ask?
On the ride to Anchorage, the rain pelted down and just got harder and harder. My stomach calmed down, but my heart started to lighten as well when the rain switched to drizzle in Anchorage. About ten minutes before we reached the trail head, the wipers were stopped. NO RAIN.
We eagerly packed our rain gear, scarfed our lunch, prayed and headed on a new trail for 5 out of 6 of us. Great conversations made us oblivious to the terrain. It was a bit muddy but had alternate trails around. We met the Park Ranger coming down and he encouraged us that after 500 meters, we had a clear, dry trail.
After the rock cairn, we were noticing how wet we were. It wasn't just sweat. We were walking in a cloud.
|hiking in a cloud|
As we were nearing the top, it started to get brighter but still cloud locked. I cried out to the Lord, "I know you are the creator of Heaven and Earth. Nothing is too difficult for you. Could you please lift theses clouds so that we can see your majesty?"
I am not joking, but in a few minutes it seemed brighter and brighter. Then we saw a ridge to the left, then a little bit of a ridge to the right. We looked back down the mt and saw a square whole in the clouds to expose the downtown of Anchorage. Climbing, climbing, we got to the top and Shazam! Sun! Mountains~ clear as can be! It was BREATH TAKING!
|a little flower on the edge of the rock|
|the boys still coming up as we are at the top|
|sun and blue in the skies|
|Me and my man|
|At the top enjoying the sun and Annie's Tea and Sara's Steak|
|soaking in the sun at the top!|
|James texting people we made it!|
|The hat I knitted for James|
Rested our feet.
|The pointy one is Wolverine Peak!|
(fastest food ever).
Then we rested. Someone fell asleep while texting. ....
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