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Taking it to the Next Level

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My first six fall weekends are booked with local day hikes. I signed up for a 6-series of progressively more challenging hikes this fall. Just received my confirmation. I'm so excited!

First hike starts out relatively easy with 9.5 miles and a 2,000 ft. elevation gain. Hike #6, will take us 21 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,500 ft. It will be an adventure for sure.

And this is what I saw on my hike today:


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ELSTAMEY 8/7/2012 7:32AM

    That sign is a little terrifying. They should have said to report it to the office, if you can make it there. Ha! I wonder if you can carry something like an airhorn that you could sound off to startle a mountain lion. At the very least the bear-strength mace would be a good thing to put on your pack. Be safe out there!

Those hikes sound incredible! I know you're going to enjoy them!

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RECREATING_ME 7/23/2012 5:38PM

    The hikes sound awesome! The possibility of running into a mountain lion? Not so much. Be safe out there!

Enjoy the beauty and energy that will come from hiking!

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WILDVIOLETS 7/23/2012 5:12PM

    Hiking has become the new together exercise for me and my husband. Of course he has to go all out. We haven't even been on our first day hike yet, but he has bought a hammock for overnight backpacking. He makes me nervous, LOL!

We have Bobcats around here, and rattlesnakes. Unlike mountain lions, attacks on people are very rare. Heed the sign, be careful!

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CHRIS3874 7/22/2012 7:51PM

    Reminds me of spending 3 months working in an area populated with musk ox and the occasional polar bear. And not being allowed to carry a firearm (IN SPITE OF working TOTALLY ALONE for the first 6 hours of the morning shift).

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MARLINDA5 7/22/2012 5:23PM

    emoticon great job on your hiking

love your pictures :)

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LASKIE2 7/22/2012 12:47PM

    Where were these pictures taken? The scenery is emoticon

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DANCINGWILLOW87 7/22/2012 12:12PM

    Sounds wonderful! emoticon

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BOVEY63 7/22/2012 11:53AM

    What a beautiful place to hike. Way to go on signing up for these - anxious to see pics as you hike on.

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/22/2012 9:43AM

    R-U-SERIOUS! You would not catch ME on that Trail.

I'm glad you are having fun with it. I would just take
safer trails. :) lol

ENJOY! emoticon emoticon

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    That's awesome. 21 mile hike is no slouch. Enjoy it!

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MALEXANDER4 7/22/2012 7:12AM

    Beautiful and i'm so happy for you. Hubby and I are headed out today to the waterfalls in florida and see what is what. I've always wanted to hike and now is my chance to see if I like it. I want pics of the big one at the end.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/22/2012 6:19AM

    Sounds great! And I love the pictures...hope you don't see any mountain lions, though!

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JULABELLE 7/22/2012 1:04AM

    you certainly do live in a beautiful area of the USA. Happy hiking!!

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