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I Love This Thing Called "Hiking"

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Well, I did another hike Wednesday, and despite that little critter seeing his shadow, it was a spring like day, at least until we got off the trail. This was a little shorter hike and didn't have as much of a vertical gain as the one last week. What made this one a bit of a challenge was the trail itself. A much narrower path with much of it on the side of the hill. A wrong step could have meant a quick, painful trip to the bottom of the mountain. There were places that were still snow packed and icy, others were like going through a mud bog. So it was a workout for the ankles, knees and hips. As usual my hiking buddy and I were at the end of the group, but we were chaperoned by a more seasoned hiker who was wonderful. Betty and I are all about enjoying the experience and taking pictures. Richard, our watcher, believed the same way. So we walked then shot...


We took the Rim trail, it's longer and more difficult

Then we saw beautiful views and had our picture taken...


Me and my hiking buddy, Betty

We saw things that the others missed because they were going much faster....


"Thumbs-Up"

We had a beautiful hike and a wonderful day!

I'm 50 years young and have lived in Colorado all my life and this is the first time I have hiked the trails I have done in the last 3 weeks. I'm learning "don't wait, live now," so I'm going to keep making my box smaller by stepping out whenever I can.
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  • VEGGIEGIRLCOURT
    Beautiful :)...I was in Colorado last September for my honeymoon. My first time out there. I loved the hiking and I wish I lived there...but all the family is here. The hills of PA will have to suffice for now.
    3484 days ago
  • HODAG5
    Hiking sounds like a blast! I have never done it before,but it is something I would be interested in doing. I think I need to do some investigating and find some places to hike this summer. I agree with you - its not just the hike, but the journey and loving who you are with. The scenery is Beautiful!!!! emoticon
    3539 days ago
  • LOOKINGTOBEFIT
    Good for you!! I would love to hike some of the metro trails here in the Cleveland area (we have so many!) but I need to find a hiking buddy first emoticon emoticon I love the thumbs up photo emoticon
    3539 days ago
  • BOOPSTER69
    emoticon Glad the hiking bug is catching you! I know that you are going to absolutely emoticon the challenges and the scenery we get to see! Great pictures! Roxborough was emoticon
    3540 days ago
  • MEYLOSE
    Well done and good photos mighht I add, W2G!!!!
    3542 days ago
  • CO_VANESSA
    Glad you are getting into hiking. It can be addicting. You weren't in Roxborough by any chance? I've hiked all over the Front Range area and just KNOW I've been on that trail but I can't remember for sure where it was.
    3542 days ago
  • MTNCLIMBER88
    I'm so glad you are finally getting to enjoy one of the best things Clorado has to offer! We live in a beautiful state and there are so many amazing experiences waiting out there off-road :) Good luck on your future hikes and explorations, and if you need ideas for great hiking trails let me know! I haven't hiked EVERY trail in the state but I'm working on it!
    3542 days ago
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