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A Hike is Just a Hike Without Some Fun!


Thursday, December 01, 2011


Here is a bit of background information on my Catalina Trip. I went with a Hiking group and fell in love immediately. As you watch the video, you will see why. A hike is just a hike without some fun. That said, I do enjoy quite time with nature as well.


Most of us camped so it was surprisingly inexpensive. First night my sleeping bag disappeared, brrrr. Half our Hikers disappeared after that to a Hotel. The rest of us toughed it out. I am very grateful to the organizer who is also a great hiker to model after.


Illia organized, Barbara is sweet enough to like instantly and Kaz is the life of the party.

First full day was a long tough hike. I was hurting from head to toe but then the freezing cold weather numbed me up!


Two gentlemen who impressed me with great manners and humor as well.

Second day was another long tough hike that most of the group bailed on. I started the hike and in just a few minutes, I bailed. It was a bit strange really so I apologized later for the oddness of it all.

I was so happy to see my buddies had not yet departed for the 5 mile hike.



We took our time, laughed a bit too much and took plenty of detours.


















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SINGLEMOM1960 12/7/2011 5:44PM

    Adventures aren't adventures without all the ups and downs that go with them. Glad you turned it around and made the best of it.

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1BEACHWALKER 12/5/2011 5:41PM

    I hear Catalina Island is the place to go in CA! And really nice! Sorry you had some bad experiences there, but looks like the good ones outweighed the bad! That rock maze sure took a lot of time I bet-looks cool! Nice photos! emoticon

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MURPHYHIKER 12/5/2011 3:48PM

  Looks like you had fun & the pictures look great. Next I wanna go too.

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GRACEISENUF 12/4/2011 5:02PM

    I have always wanted to visit Catalina. My son and daughter both went on school field trips but hubs and I have yet to visit. Your blog was fun to read and watch the video too...great pics!



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CARLANNIE 12/4/2011 3:19PM

    Did someone steal your sleeping bag? Too weird. Sounds like you had a great time though - thanks for posting the pics!

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/3/2011 1:08AM

    You are brave hehe...It is a beautiful area. I love the rock maze. Who was the guy standing on the left? He sounded like Antonio Banderas. emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/2/2011 10:42AM

    Brave you, camping outside when it's cold. I'm not so sure I'd have been as tough.

I love that you're so into hiking . . . that's something I'd love to do if I had more time. I love the idae of being so close to nature.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/2/2011 9:43AM

    That looks like a ton of fun! I love camping!

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LIBBYFITZ 12/2/2011 5:37AM

    You had FUN!!!! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 12/2/2011 12:28AM

    Looks like you had a really good time even if you did bail once. Good for you!

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TIME4COFFEE 12/2/2011 12:19AM

    I'm glad you have such a great time hiking and wonderful people to do it with!

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IUHRYTR 12/1/2011 11:02PM

    Interesting rock maze. What happened to your sleeping bag? -- Lou

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LESSOFMOORE 12/1/2011 9:16PM

    It's so nice to see you having a good time! emoticon

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WENDYWITKOSKI 12/1/2011 7:37PM

    Wow! What an amazing trip!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/1/2011 4:21PM

    Looks like fun, and it looks like you had a great group of people!
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CIVIAV 12/1/2011 1:17PM

    Smart boys in that video!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/1/2011 12:34PM

    It looks like an absolutely wonderful time .So glad to hear you enjoyed it !

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/1/2011 12:29PM

    Glad you enjoyed the video Bo, aren't they sweet? The rock formation on the ground is a Labyrinth. It is quite cool. I am going to do a blog on it and the surrounding garden as well.

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TRULYVISIBLE 12/1/2011 12:24PM

  How fun! Looks like a great group of people. Those two guys have such cute personalities with great accents. I hope you enjoy many more fun and interesting hikes with this group and please, please, please post them. It motivates me to plan a hike.

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MELLY3183 12/1/2011 12:21PM

    so glad you enjoyed yourself!! I was wondering why you were MIA :)

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DTSOBEL 12/1/2011 11:53AM

    It sounds like a lovely trip. I love hiking in Catalina. Where was the camp? I have been to 2 camps there. Glad you had a nice time.

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NOW4ME2011 12/1/2011 11:49AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing with us.

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JANHIM 12/1/2011 11:39AM

    Looks like such a wonderful time! Enjoyed the pics and video of your group. Fun, hiking and friends just go together, not to mention the health benefits!

Love ya!

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SPLASHDOG1 12/1/2011 11:35AM

    Sounds like an amazingly fun trip! I have to admit that camping out in the cold kind of reminded me of my army days. We'd go out to the field, work hard all day, try to stay warm at night and get up to a cold day....not my favorite! lol! But it looks like you had some great hikes and great food with fun people!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/1/2011 11:33AM

    What a great trip - hikers are absolutely the best people, IMO!! Love the labyrinth! Amazing that you found one there - but sooooo sorry about your sleeping bag. I assume you mean someone stole it! I don't like leaving gear in a public camping area for that reason but I've had things stolen, too, even in an RV park in the middle of nowhere! Last summer we left two chairs, dog tie-out chains, dog water bowls and a couple of other things in our site while we went out for the day and someone took them while we were out. Fortunately, the owners guessed who had them and we got it back but most aren't that lucky. So, so sorry to hear about the mean person who took your bag but glad you had a good time in spite of it!
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/1/2011 11:09AM

    I loved this Victoria, the video made me laugh!!

You look wonderful, what is that rock design that you are standing in?

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