Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Day Hike

Yep, although I had a very rare complete rest day from Coach Karen, Dr. Z and I decided to go on a lovely hike up one of the smaller hills around here. After all, he needed to test out the new trekking poles I got him for Christmas. It was mid-20's with just a little bit of snow - perfect weather for playing outside!

At the trailhead

Dr. Z adjusts his new toys before setting off.

The beginning, easy, flat part of the trail.

And now starts the climbing. Was steeper and more technical than I was expecting given this hill's reputation.

The photo doesn't do justice to how STEEP this section was, which is why the rope was there. I opted to NOT go this way and bushwacked my way around.

This sign was up near the summit. Guess which way we had come from? Durr. No WONDER this wasn't the cakewalk it was supposed to be.

At the top. Not the best of views between the clouds and the fact that this was a small hill, but still pretty.

The very highest part of the hill. My feet always seem to get me there.

A well-earned cup of hot cocoa at the end of the day. A wonderful Christmas indeed.

Here's hoping that all of you had as lovely a holiday.

Friday, December 23, 2011


Yes, after ignoring this blog for a month, I am playing with the template. Any suggestions or offers to professionally redesign are welcome.

Edit: Finally found a layout I'm happy with, although I'm still open to suggestions for improvement. Hope to start posting regularly again.