Mountain UP Cowles
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In 2011 I climbed a mountain. I even wrote a blog about it!
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.
Me, HAWAIIANMAMA ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
) and NEWSGIRL2177 on right ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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.