What a wonderful start to the year, a hike up a mountain. Tiger Mountain to be precise.
I’ve never been up any of the hikes on Tiger Mountain, I know that Hubster has and this was lovely. So lovely in fact that I forgot to take any photographs except when we reach the two points we stopped off at!
We met with one of my friends who I used to regularly hike with, when I started working early morning babysitting during the week it meant I wasn’t able to go hiking as we often started at 7am. I’m trying to work out how best to get my weekly hikes back in – initially me and Hubster said we would hike one weekend day this year, but to be honest we are exhausted!
Back to this hike….
We reached Poo Poo Point via the Chirico Trailhead, which is about 30 minutes drive away from where we live. It had a decent sized car park, we arrived before dawn and there were a fair few cars already in the lot. The hike up was comfortable, I’ve not been out in a while so I had the usual annoyances of being unfit, struggling with the steep sections but other than that it is a nice walk up. Lovely views through the trees every now and then, including this one!
After dawn broke we started to see and meet people on their way down who had watched the New Year in from the top.
The Chirico Trailhead comes to wide open area, with a view, porta-potty and some benches. Here is a little video of this view along with “HAPPY NEW YEARS” which are very cute ❤
We continued from this point for 5 ish minutes to Poo Poo Point, we were the only people there. This is also where the paragliders take off from! This is also the same area in which McDreamy built his house in Grey’s Anatomy 🙂 See here for a reminder or if you aren’t a Grey’s Fan 😀
The sun was shining beautifully through the trees as we made our way back down the trail. My camera does not do this justice at all.
All in all this was an amazing start to the year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018