10,000'+ I CAN do it!!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hiked my first 10,000+ peak this past weekend.
I'm living at sea level, and having experienced altitude sickness on a previous hike, I was a bit worried going into this one. I did go in much better prepared though, which made all the difference.
At an elevation gain of about 900' per mile, this one was moderately steep. It surprised me to find out that my heart rate does come down a lot slower at higher elevations. This, of course, makes sense.
I'm proud of my first 10,000+ adventure. It was exhilarating. I'll be playing above 8,000' a lot this spring and summer.
Here is my summit picture.
The views were magnificent.