Trail Training

Yesterday the hubby and I (with the little one in tow) went on a beautiful 6.5 mile hike in the mountains close to our home.  The high altitude (7900-8300 ft) and the very steep upward climb almost killed me. Today, my legs and derriere are feeling the very, very sore effects.  I am sure that this is the hardest hike we’ve been on in quite a while.  From start to finish, it took us three and a half hours to complete.

Why  would we do this madness, you ask?  We are “training” for a hike into the Grand Canyon in October and want to be very prepared and fit. Sleeping bags and new hiking shoes have been bought and hiking packs and tent taken out of storage. We even ordered vegan camp food. We will conquer the canyon!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


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4 Responses to Trail Training

  1. Alexis says:

    That’s awesome – we hope to go back someday and hike into the canyon. Can’t wait to hear (and see) about your trip.

  2. upstatelisa says:

    Wow! what a great hike!!! I have been hiking recently with my hubby but our local mountain has only about 2900 ft to your monster mountain! Keep on training!!!!

  3. lisette says:

    WAUW! That’s amazing! Respect for the grand canyons and the walk you’re going to make..
    I’ve tagged you! Iff you wanna play along just check my blog!

  4. Oh wow! That sounds like it is going to be a neat trip! 🙂

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