Saturday, March 21, 2009
Several people have messaged me about climbing Bodenburg Butte this summer as a group or as partners.
I have climbed the butte several times, but thats not enough!
I have several of the hiking Chugach/Alaska/Valley trails books, say maybe three or so?
I am very interested in hiking as many as I can this summer, and in pushing myself up the hills... I am reading A Walk In The Woods about an unfit couple of guys who hiked the Appalachian Trail a few years ago. We have one of the most beautiful states out there, and I haven't even begun to explore it.
I have a hiking sleeping bag, tent, water purifier, hiking stove and cookware, and backpack. I want to get trekking poles, but otherwise, I am set to hike and camp.
If anyone wants to start a group that gets together to discuss over coffee, plan, or whatever monthly once trails are trekkable or slightly before, message me on here.
As a nurse I have a variable schedule that allows for me to be off two weekends a month, usually every other... and sometimes four days in a row or so. Though I only know my schedule four weeks in advance or sometimes five. I am trying to get myself used to the hour on the elliptical, will be upping my resistance, but after doing some research online, I am going to start looking at the treadclimber more, as well as the stair master. An hour on the stairmaster is equal to one and a half hours hiking hilly terrain. I could only do FIVE minutes on the pedal type stairmaster a few weeks ago, it was hard. My husband says the tall revolving stairs one is better.
This week I start that trek... If you want to camp/fish/hike out here this summer, let me know! Up for canoeing too if anyone wants to do a group nancy lake trails... you have to do several portages with your canoes and gear, thats a workout! I have taken two weeks off in end of June to do this. Let's hope the weather is nice!
Basically, I want to use the gym to get me ready to be hike savvy come summer... any suggestions on gym training? Suggestions on trails? Maybe I'll start a group?