Monday, August 04, 2008

Ain't no mountain high enough

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”
-Dr. Seuss

We have a hike planned for the morning of the day that we spend at the Grand Canyon. We’ll take an early, early morning shuttle ride to the other side of the park and begin our trek back towards civilization. Although this is one of the more moderate hikes, neither too easy nor too difficult, we wanted to make sure we were prepared. We want to enjoy the hike, not painfully plod through it.

So yesterday we headed out to Stone Mountain for a trial run (or trail hike to be exact). A trial run for our bodies, our new hiking shoes, and our new digital SLR camera. We packed a cooler, laced up our new shoes, and sprayed ourselves with sunscreen.
After being on our to-do list for five summers, we finally made it out to the park. Rob had the camera around his neck, ready to capture it all. I brought my sketchbook along, so I could scribble every time he stopped to snap photos.
We made it one mile up to the top, and I was huffing and puffing. After resting up for a few minutes, we head back for the mile down the mountain. We got to the bottom and decided to go back up again. Crazy, I know. But the second time was much easier—we knew how far we had to go, where to stop along the way, and that we could refill our water bottles at the top.
All in all, we had a blast. It was great to be outdoors, exercising, and enjoying each other’s company. Twenty days until Arizona!!!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! And the scenery is great! I want to do that sometime when I'm over there----maybe when it's a little bit cooler!!


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