Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

This weekend's camping trip gave me something to add to the list of things Maddie & Mari shouldn't do: Taking your first mountain biking trip at an elevation 2000 ft higher than what you're used to.

Okay, so clearly I didn't get beat up too bad by the mountains but it was not at all easy, especially the breathing! I loved the burn and struggle my body felt while climbing up some good sized hills. It was the downhills that scared me. Thankfully we made it back safe and sound and super sweaty, as you can tell in my picture. After a lunch of deli meats and veggies, we took a nice long nap and woke up recharged and ready to head out for a trail run. Unfortunately, a lot of the trails we wanted to take were closed down due to the fire warnings that were issued this past weekend and we had to make do with private roads that were still open. Sunday morning we woke up and went out for another mountain bike ride and saw a fire in the nearby hills. After chatting with Jay's uncle (who lives in the area where we were camping) we raced back to the camp, packed up and hauled it out of there. We had to forgo the showers we were so looking forward to, but it was better to be safe. It was scary to see such a huge fire up close (even though we were a mile away, it felt too close) and many fire trucks and crews heading up the mountain as we were leaving - I hope they are able to contain it soon!!

1 comment:

  1. NOTED!! That list keeps getting longer and longer.... :)