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The Hike that used to Kick my Butt...


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Just barely over 7 miles long, with a total elevation gain of 1500 ft., this used to be one of my regular hikes this past spring. And regularly it used to kick my butt.
Not so today. Yes there were some huffy puffy parts (wouldn't be a good hike without them), but overall it felt quite relaxed.

Haven't done a short one like that in months. I consider it my warm-up hike; the big one is tomorrow.

When I left the house this morning it was so foggy I couldn't see the house across the street. Always a bit tricky to drive in the fog. But as I drove up the hill a ways to the trail head I left the fog below me.


It was a gorgeous day, quite warm actually, no jacket needed.


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IUHRYTR 11/25/2012 9:30PM

    With the way my back is it would be difficult walking seven blocks much less seven miles. You have my admiration. You remind me of a friend who said it takes her about seven miles of running just to warm up. Unbelievable. emoticon -- Lou

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NORWOODGIRL 11/25/2012 4:05PM

    You are amazing! Or should I say your increasingly good health and fitness is amazing!! Congrats.

Your pictures are awesome. I look forward to seeing what you post. Am now waiting to hear about tomorrow's hike emoticon

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MARLINDA5 11/25/2012 1:55PM

    What beautiful pictures -

Congrats - what a great feeling for you that this hike no longer kicks your "butt" - great job. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 11/25/2012 12:51PM

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BOVEY63 11/25/2012 11:36AM

    What amazing views! Those alone would give me the inspiration to go on.

Hope you don't mind but I copied those pictures to keep with others that bring me peace!

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SHARJOPAUL 11/25/2012 9:09AM

    Isn't amazing what regular exercise does th change the difficult into something very enjoyable.

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FLORNH 11/25/2012 9:03AM

    Isn't that a great feeling? Beautiful pics.

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THESUBY 11/25/2012 8:37AM

    How beautiful! Thanks for posting the pictures. I like hiking, too. Where is that?

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MALEXANDER4 11/25/2012 8:33AM

    I love to see your pics. Can't wait for today's.

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DEBRA0818 11/25/2012 6:12AM

    Nice work and beautiful pictures!

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PUDLECRAZY 11/25/2012 6:12AM

    Gorgeous hike and wonderful photos. Thanks for posting.

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/25/2012 5:51AM

    Gorgeous pictures! And such progress, congratulations!

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FRAN0426 11/25/2012 2:44AM

    Great pictures Kricket. You are making progress with being able to do this trail hike without having any problems. Glad you enjoy doing the hiking for exercise and taking pictures of the beautiful areas you hike.

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ANDYLIN90 11/25/2012 2:10AM

    It's always such a good feeling when you can see the improvement in your physical fitness. Good for you!!

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CARTOONB 11/24/2012 11:31PM

    Don't you love feeling healthier and stronger??!? Congratulations!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/24/2012 11:24PM

    So glad you are getting better, your hard work is paying off. Isn't it wonderful to get your workout done & have such fun doing it? How do you like your Keens?

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 11/24/2012 10:26PM

    I love the looks of your trail. Hiking is my thing too. Love it. I hike the hills of Brown Co. IN. Typically do between 8.5 - 10 mi./day. Always enjoy it so much. Great that you can feel the progress and benefits from your hikes. It's pretty incredible! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 11/24/2012 10:05PM

    Beautiful pictures! I'll post some of my hike tomorrow. Isn't it great when they start to become easier?

If 7 is a short hike, how long are your "normal" hikes??

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DLDMIL 11/24/2012 9:43PM

    great pictures. Nice hike emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLLFACEDX 11/24/2012 9:21PM

    Lovely emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/24/2012 9:20PM

    WOW, you get exercise, enjoy nature and solitude.

Do you go alone or with others?

Do you see others along the trail?

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