Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Keeping up the pace - great hike!

As I said, yesterday I went hiking - the High Peaks, for the first time since my dad passed away.

I was finally jealous of Chris going hiking all this winter. He had come home on Saturday with GLORIOUS pictures of a long, blue sky, winter hike with a friend of ours (and Koda!). I felt like a loser for not going. I felt like I was missing out on life.

So I said, that's the sign! You're ready! I have been more physical and active this month than any of the past five months. And the past two weeks, with slightly warmer weather, I have been itching to go outside.

Monday was a great day in the Adirondacks for March! It was in the upper 40s and I hiked in a very thin base layer and t-shirt. Amazing :D 

I chose Cascade mountain, which is only about a 5 mile hike round trip (didn't want to overdo it on my first day out in snowshoes in a while) but half the hike is straight up! I was so proud of myself, we did the whole hike in FOUR hours (and that's including all of our chilling out, taking photos, etc). That's my old hiking pace!!!!!

I still got it :D

I was seriously so happy. I felt alive and exhilarated.

Remember when I said I was back??

I so am!

I am a little sore today, used some muscles that haven't been used in a while. But the happiness bled over into today. I feel great!

It was SUPER windy at the summit... see how his fur is all messed up?

Couldn't get a good picture of me because of the wind!!

My guys!!
Had to slide down some of the steeper parts :D

And that was my day yesterday :D

Feeling ready to take on the world today!


  1. Love your photos! Looks like you guys had a great hike! I also like your gregory day pack. My overnight pack is a gregory and I love it, but my day pack is a Kelty...I've been eyeing the gregory ones though as I'm due for a new one.

    Glad you are finally getting back to your "normal". Spring is coming soon and your new outlook on life is budding with it. Glad you had a fantastic day :)

  2. I don't know who looks happier, you or Koda! :)

  3. Norma beat me to it- you and Koda do look very happy!