Donut falls 1 month ago
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I guess. I used the chance that some friends wanted to go hiking today – so we went, in the snow. Through mud and water and snowflakes and forest. It was rather beautiful.
And what a gorgeous feeling to come home and take a hot bath and feel warm again. Tea is never better. 2 months ago
got them today. sadly, hiking boots are not the most elegant footwear but as long as they’re waterproof and warm and comfy, I won’t complain :)...
got the chance to go hiking tomorrow. if there’s snow, I will go, if there’s rain, I won’t. 2 months ago
It made me feel alive. To push myself and keep moving forward no matter how much it hurt and I wante to give up. Reached the top and it wad amazing 3 months ago
but in a good way. I finally went today. I know…a few days late but it was perfect. I’m going to get up and do it again before work. I didn’t feel the sore until I got in the car. It was 72 degrees out and the sun was shining. There was a light breeze and no snakes… :) 4 months ago
I love hiking. Unfortunately, I’ve only been a couple times in the last couple months. I was going 4-6 times a week and want to start conditioning myself again. I’m going to wake early tomorrow and hit The Etiwanda Preserve Trail. It’s only 3.25 miles, but half of that is uphill which is a great start for me. I guess a fair goal would be three times a week. More if I feel like it, but I will aim for at least three. 4 months ago
Yesterday we rode ATVs from near the junction of Highways 6 & 89 in Spanish Fork Canyon to Smith’s Reservoir and beyond in the Manti-LaSal National Forest. At the end of the Lake Fork ATV trail, we hiked the path which leads up through red maples and yellow aspen trees, then opens into a mountain-top meadow surrounded by giant pines. 8 months ago
Yesterday afternoon I hiked to this waterfall near Pleasant Grove, Utah. A random person is included in my photo to give you an idea of scale. 8 months ago
Big sister Mt. Rainier gets all the tourists; we spent the day at Mt. Adams, not that much shorter, and saw no one.
Because it’s more obscure, we had a harder time finding the trailhead. I did a lot of fumbling around on dusty gravel roads. One turned to a rutted potholed mess, and I had to slowly back out until we got to a point where I could turn around.
Finally at the trailhead, we were immediately attacked by 489,298,285 mosquitoes. We hurriedly applied repellent, but we still got bit repeatedly. I’m sort of itchy all over. While it’s late July, there was still lots of snow all over the trail – that’s why there were so many bugs – all that puddling snowmelt makes for a fine breeding ground. We ate lunch on the banks of Adams Creek which had patches of snow and ice through its entire course. We hiked until the intercept with the Pacific Crest Trail, then continued another quarter mile or before turning around.
Total miles was something like 5.8. 9 months ago
7 mile round-trip hike, above the Columbia River in the gorge with Rose. Tons of wildflowers. Windy.
Note: take the “longer, easier” route up, Augspurger Mountain trail back, to maximize views.
After the hike, we went to Carson hot springs and had a soak and then a wrap. After that, it was fine dining at the Skamania lodge. Perfect end to a great day. 9 months ago