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Mountain UP Cowles


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In 2011 I climbed a mountain. I even wrote a blog about it!
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This time was different, my 2nd time. I didn't want it to take a month for me to post a blog. It was last weekend.

NEWSGIRL2177 and I had this on our adventure list forever, and it was satisfying to get it done! We hiked with her husband and HAWAIIANMAMA here on Spark.


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When we were climbing, it seemed much easier this time, and didn't feel like it took forever - even thought it may have taken longer than the first time. I wasn't dying because I insisted on stopping to rest to let my heart rate recover a bit. TOTALLY worth it! It takes practice to go at your own pace.

At the top I brought a snack, and ventured to the edge of a boulder to sit down and stare out at the top of the birds swooping below. Nothing quite like viewing swooping birds from ABOVE them rather than below them. Pretty neato!

*Got to add a few more pictures from my phone, but the internet place is closing - be right back.



Feet off the edge!!!







After the hike--HIMALAYAN /Indian food lunch! ...Unintentionally dining on food from the HIGHEST peaks in the world after climbing the highest peak in the city of San Diego, CA! HEheeehehehee.

And a little mango ice cream with cardomom seeds at the end.


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TAZIAH 6/28/2013 11:01PM

    That looks like an unbelievable day, Joce! Congrats on the hike! emoticon

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FREETOWANDER 6/27/2013 11:18AM

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Way to go, ladies!!!

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CGEM61 6/27/2013 3:52AM

    Like the dessert picture plus you made it sound so interesting. Cardomom? Is that like cinnamon? Like the edge pix too!

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MERRY_XMAS 6/26/2013 7:19PM

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8THMILITIA 6/26/2013 5:45PM

    Way to go!!! That is awesome! So inspiring!

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MISSB8604 6/26/2013 2:12PM

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NEWSGIRL2177 6/26/2013 1:07PM

    Yay! That photo of you peeking over the edge is my favorite!
So fun. I can't wait to do it again.

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NANCYPAT1 6/26/2013 11:13AM

    How wonderful this story is and love the challenge in it too. Great that it was not only fun but easier than last time.

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PDSLIM 6/26/2013 10:52AM

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JESPAH 6/26/2013 9:37AM

    Oh, how fab!

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HIPPICHICK1 6/26/2013 9:19AM

    How exciting!! The photos are gorgeous and your accomplishment is worthy of a emoticon or three!


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DDOORN 6/26/2013 6:39AM

    Lovely pics and so cool to revisit Cowles with your new, improved self!

I'd love to get back to your neck of the woods someday and re-visit Mount Fortuna in my sister's backyard! :-)

Don

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PRETTYPITHY 6/26/2013 12:29AM

    This is so inspiring! I really want to climb a mountain this year!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 6/25/2013 11:57PM

    Awesome job Jocelyn! How were the trail improvements?

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 6/25/2013 11:42PM

    So much fun!!!

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BRADMILL2922 6/25/2013 11:36PM

    Wow! That is very cool! Look forward to seeing some more pics!

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ABB698 6/25/2013 11:31PM

    Yay! You did it! That's awesome Joce! Is the new, improved trail nicer? I wanna go with you all next time, if I'm not working! So proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 6/25/2013 11:29PM

    It was so great to get out with you ladies and gent! I haven't hike Cowles in YEARS!

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