Nice Gift From Butt Lite VIII

A few weeks back Grace was asked to help with a big competitive motorcycle endurance rally that had a mandatory checkpoint in Reno USA. Pics and such

Fast forward …..an unexpected package arrives from Lisa E and it was an honorary rally flag to show appreciation for the hard work. Grace helped at the checkpoint (up until 2am at night and then back up at 5am!) and then went out to Gerlach to assist some more!

Big thanks to Lisa E and the Butt Lite crew for the nice gift. BTW Grace took it to school as part of her story of the things she did over summer vacation. Oh and if you don’t know what “Butt Lite” means, ….well if you have to ask you don’t need to know.
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Hunter Creek Falls

Gracey + Zoey + Dad went on a BIG hike today. Hunter Creek Falls. The trailhead starts on the west side of reno and then does a big ascent up into the Sierras. Trial is mostly out of the tree-line in medium tough terrain and is HOT, especially today with mostly no shade and it was hovering on triple digits. The trail mostly follows the creek and has a few crossings. Eventually you reach Hunter Creek Falls which is quite amazing and nice and a great treat. The hike is an out-n-back, -a bit over 6 miles but by the time you goof around a bit it’s likely closer to 7 to 8 miles. Final elevation is just under 6500 feet ..the trail has relatively dramatic elevation gain.
 
We thought we took plenty of water, but we ran out and ended up drinking creek water to stay hydrated and cool.
 
We knew it was going to be a tough and fun hike, but we got a lot more of both tough and fun than we expected!! It was a great day!!
Here is the breadcrumbs from our GPS:

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V I D E O : (with some still pictures)
We were on the trail (mostly in hot sun) for about 6hours! and we took about 30minutes of video, and added some still pictures. Only retired grandparents have time to watch 30minutes of our hike, so here it is in fast-forward (X4) …you won’t be able to understand what we’re saying (we sound like mice) but you’ll get the idea.


Here is video at only 2 times normal speed:

 
Coming soon: Video at normal speed (for the retired folks).