Sunday, April 07, 2013
Well I wouldn't be a proper resident of the pacific northwest if I didn't go enjoy the outdoors despite the endless rain so I was checking the radar when we got up this morning to see if it looked like we'd have enough of a break in the weather and despite the promise of rain all day we saw what looked to be a significant enough break in the rain that we would at least have lighter rain and/or mist which isn't that bad to go out in. I'm still not 100% from the trainer last week so we headed to Eagle Creek, a nice easy hike with much lighter changes in elevation than many of the other hikes we do, on this one we make up for the elevation with speed so we still push it in a cardio range.
Lets not kid ourselves here, it was wet, but my legs felt good and I wanted a good work out that didn't involve me starting at the tv in the gym. This being at appx the 1/2 way point after the visit to the trainer, the weeks where we push elevation will continue to give us some build on our legs for an added bonus.
The rain was nice and held back just enough that we were able to get in a 4.4 mile hike to the punchbowl falls. the trail was even more amazing than last time we were there because of the rain and slowly warming temps, waterfalls that were the slightest in size were now prominant along the rock along the creek, other moss covered rocks had water pouring down them giving the look that they were weeping from the water coming down out of the elevation due to icemelt and rain. Overall a fabulous day, and now on to another week