Hike-a-thon, Hiking, Top Trips


Yikes, I don’t know what happened to my blogging mojo. (Un)fortunately, it shouldn’t take too long to catch up since my hiking mojo skipped town as well. It happens, sometimes I just burn out a little bit after summer.

A young'un

So, let’s go back to the last day of August and my last hike of Hike-a-Thon 2013. Last year on almost this exact date, we hiked to Labyrinth Mountain above Minotaur Lake. This time we decided to take a left at Minotaur and scramble up Point 6262 instead.

Minotaur Lake

The berries were plentiful on this hike, and we spent quite a bit of time stuffing our faces in the meadow below the lake. The dogs even started eating berries straight from the bushes, something we thought was hilarious until we realized that: a) they would come home and strip the blueberry bushes in our yard clean and b) they probably aren’t smart enough to tell the difference between edible berries and non-edible berries. Ruh roh.

Point 6262

I loved Labyrinth last year, but I think this peak was even better. Minotaur and Theseus Lakes looked beautimous below.

Almost to the ridge

With views like this, Point 6262 deserves a mythological name of its own, no?

Me likes it

Wellie and Basil brought their adventure buddy, Brutus, along for this hike too, so I had all my favorite guys with me.


Pups, lakes, peaks, sun, huckleberries? Summer Saturdays don’t get much better than this.

Wellie with Glacier Peak

Oh, and once again, Basil confused the minds of small children with his furlessness. After stroking Wellie’s (relatively) luscious coat, one of the little girls we met on the way down started petting Basil’s smooth skin. “This one feels like he’s naked! Is he naked?”

At least it was better than last year when, whilst snuggling with the nutrias at Yellow Aster Butte, our friends’ daughter informed us that “Basil doesn’t have any skin“.


Minotaur Lake & Point 6262 | 4.5 miles | 2500 feet elevation gain –

Bullheaded JK in Minotaur Lake

Humongous thanks to my Hike-a-Thon sponsors, little Nathan and family…

Thanks, Nathan!

…fellow Mukmukian, Lindsay…

Thanks, Lindsay!

…fellow European, Barb…

Thanks, Barb!

…hiker extraordinaire, Elle…

Thanks, Elle!

…and Erik the Ooob! Thanks for supporting me – and WTA!

Thanks, Eric!

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  • Reply Karen@ La Chanson de Ma Vie November 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Some day I need to go north and hike with you. You have the most gorgeous adventures!

  • Reply jill i November 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Wonderful! I’ve hiked Labyrinth (years ago, trail was in pretty bad shape back then in the 1990s) but this looks like detour for next summer. As always your images are fantastic. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Reply Ingunn November 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Karen, you would love it here!

    Jill, happy Thanksgiving to you too! Since we moved to the U.S. it has turned into one of my favorite holidays. Not that I love to eat or anything.

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