Despite the fact that my legs feel like tree trunks, my stomach is turning (from a neck/shoulder burn today?) and yes, my skin has once again mysteriously turned bright red after copious amounts of SPF… and I’m full of Indian food (awesome)… I’m still popping in to put a little bit of content out on this here internet.
Today we hiked Moat Mtn which has not one, not two, but three freaking peaks. When the first one tricks you you’re like ‘Oh, mountain, you’re so silly!’ and you climb up another two miles and then you get there and you see the last peak you’re like ‘That’s totally not even the last peak, we’ve just entered the inner circle of hell and this will never end,’ but then you finally get to the real top and it looks like that picture of the top of this blog post. And even though all that bright sunlight is gonna cause some damage, you don’t care — nap time!
Rondo (pup) chased butterflies around at the top and Jason, hilarious guy, kept Tara and I laughing when we got to the second peak when he went to retrieve a water bottle Tara dropped, fell backwards in to a lichen-covered tree and knocked it down (it was about five inches in diameter) in to the pathway. After checking to see if he was okay we started laughing wildly and couldn’t stop for some time. Poor guy! Every time someone dropped a water bottle after that we couldn’t help but giggle.
So no matter what my complaints or current physical state are, what an awesome day getting fit in the outdoors in the White Mountains. Must do again soon.