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Above the Fog, Leaving the World Below

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Out on the trail the world makes sense.
Above the fog, leaving the world below:



I've done some spectacular hikes throughout March.
Here are some pics of the ones that bring back happy memories...

The most challenging was my 21-mile hike 3 weeks ago.
Stats for that: 5500 vertical feet
Fitbit stats for the day: 47263 steps / 615 floors
14 miles in at the summit looking down:


Then there was a snow hike:


Then, of course, the hike with my kids:



And yesterday an upside down hike, where we started on top of the mountain, did the downhill first, did some creek hopping, looped around and finished by doing a quite steep uphill.
They call this portion of the uphill the Rim Trail, and it gets a bit tricky at times.
What trail?

Another Rim Trail shot:


Overall March was a tough sad month and I have to say that hiking played a big part of getting me through.

April is my birthday month and I'm determined to make it a good one!!
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  • ALEXSGIRL1
    emoticon i have a march birthday too. my husband and i used to hike all teh time loved it. now he has hip problems and lost the desire i may need to find a new buddy . as soon as i find out teh status of my pacemaker time for a new one soon i will get back to walking more hugs
    1267 days ago
  • TERRIPAL1
    Your pictures are amazing, so are your hikes, I don't see any trails at all, good for you, keep it up and I hope April is as beautiful as your hikes!
    1267 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    beautiful photos...thanks for sharing. and my goodness Happy Birthday month!
    Make it a great one.
    1273 days ago
  • MARLINDA5
    Great pictures - they are emoticon

    Wishing you the best in April especially for your birthday emoticon

    When is your birthday :)
    1273 days ago
  • CARTOONB
    Gorgeous hikes! Thank you for sharing.
    1273 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Beautiful pictures! Sure happy to hear the hiking is helping you through this tough time.
    When is your birthday? I turn the big 50 on the 16th.
    1274 days ago
  • MANDELOVICH
    Looks so lovely. I'm sorry March has been sad and I hope that you have a lovely April.
    1274 days ago
  • SUSUSUZZZIE
    Yikes-where is that trail?

    Thanks for sharing your hikes with us. I especially like it while I'm stuck healing my foot from surgery and dreaming of hiking. LOL!

    Wishing you a much more peaceful April!
    1274 days ago
  • BOOKAPHILE
    Great photos! I'm in awe of your 21 mile hike in 1 day. My fitbit still has to learn to get me to take that many steps in a day... emoticon
    1274 days ago
  • CHRISGETTINGFIT
    Great hiking photos! Have fun in April!
    1274 days ago
  • NORWOODGIRL
    Beautiful photos - as usual! I'd love the hiking - but not on those slopes that look like a death march instead.

    There is something about nature that does take you both into yourself and out above yourself. It can give you a better perspective on life - or just wear you out into acceptance.

    Happy Easter! Keep those blogs and hikes happening. Hmmm. I'm feeling a bit like a voyeur.... emoticon

    April is a great month for birthdays in my family. We celebrate on the 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 18th, and 24th. There is also a due date on the 20 or 21st this year, so we'll add another one to the list. Hope yours is a great one!
    1274 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    Such beautiful hikes! The first one, with the fog, is incredible!
    I am very glad your hikes helped you through this rough time.
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    1274 days ago
  • MALEXANDER4
    Thank you for always taking the time to share your hikes with us. I love the views and since I live in the greater Alabama area where a hill is more like a mountain your sharing yours is so awesome. April is a month of rebirth. So lets do it. You pick yourself back up and keep moving forward and i'll just pick myself up and get moving forward. Happy Easter.
    1274 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    What a beautiful blog! Hiking is really a metaphor for life, isn't it? Ups, downs, beauty, hard places, scary places, beautiful places.

    I'm so glad you had hiking to help you get over a tough spot. I am just in AWE of the beautiful places you hike. If we ever plan a trip to CA I'm going to be in contact with you to get a list of your favorite hikes.

    Hope next month is one of happiness, healing, and (of course!) hiking!

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    Have to edit because I forgot to say how GORGEOUS your pictures are. Mine never seem to capture the beauty of the places we hike. I think it could be because I have to reduce the size of the pictures. (Or maybe it's just your hikes have more beautiful scenery!) Do you have any secrets to share?
    1274 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2013 4:17:06 PM
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