First Post-surgery Summit

Long awaited – at last – I sat on top of a mountain Sunday.


I had no idea the healing process would take as long as it has or that life would challenge me enough that the need to challenge myself with a peak would not be a priority but I must say that being on top of a mountain felt really good!!!
Mentally, spiritually and…yes…strangely enough even physically it felt good even though I was slow, out of shape, and hurting in places I haven’t hurt in awhile but a good hurt if that makes any sense. Three days have passed and I can still feel that summit in my feet, calves and thighs but I am grinning. 
“Elephant Head” is the name of the mountain I tagged in the Beartooths –a rather odd looking but compelling peak not far from my cabin. We picked and ate wild raspberries (in October!)
The weather was perfect. Zaydee had a blast. Even she was stiff and sore for a few days since we haven’t been going out on a regular basis but I am itching to get fully back in shape and get after it (ice climbing season is just around the corner!)
Elephant Head is the squarish looking peak in the middle of the photo.  The peak doesn't resemble an Elephant in the photo but it certainly does once a person hikes up to the ridge and around to the backside of the peak.
Do you see an elephant?