christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,
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Walking > Hiking

I had tentative plans for lunch today, but figured if they didn't come to fruition, I might head out for a hike I read about in the paper recently. With that in mind, I kept my regular morning walk short, just from the parking area at the Gulch up to the top and back.



Even my short walk plan was cut slightly shorter.

9/8/2015

My sweatband's been getting soaked every walk lately, so I decided to order four more. It's pretty gross to wring the sweat out of something and then wear it again the next day, now I don't have to. The new ones are orange, for extra extra safety.

9/8/2015

Lunch didn't happen, so after I ate here, I geared up and headed out. It took two hours to get to the trail head, and by the time I was there, I wished I hadn't even gone.

9/8/2015

The full hike is four miles out and another four back, but the elevation gain is 3,600 feet or so in that time. A lot more climbing than I've been doing, into a much higher altitude, from a higher altitude. I think I could do it if I arrived energetic and refreshed, but that's not where I was at today. I ended up hiking just a half mile in and turning around. Here's a shot from the spot where I turned back.

9/8/2015

Weird, hollowed-out-by-fire? tree.

9/8/2015

Extremely vibrant moss that looks much less vibrant in the photo.

9/8/2015

Hm.

9/8/2015

Today's awesome walk, 3.35 miles in 1:04, 7,202 steps, 400ft gain Today's awesome hike, 1.06 miles in 37:27, steps not provided, 361ft gain
Today's awesome walk, 3.35 miles in 1:04, 7,202 steps, 400ft gain
Today's awesome hike, 1.06 miles in 37:27, steps not provided, 361ft gain

I spent twice as much time in the car today as I did on the trails. Clearly I didn't think it through very well. :)
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