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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by The Sheriff, Jul 18, 2012.
You could get the longcrower a leash and walk him! At 4 am!
Scary! Glad you are okay!
Rough start without coffee. Love the pickled part.
When's your birthday, huh? Mine is coming up too, maybe we share a birthday.
You can now take a shower and flush the toilet.
I love your evil mind.
I planned to go on a 6 day 50 mile backpacking trip with my son and his Boy Scout Troop. My DH told me (and I quote) that I shouldn't go because I'd never make it. He decided to come along too, because there were not enough adult leaders for the boys - and if anyone got injured we'd need the extra adult. Now I'm way more fit than he is, but I would not make it? I've been working hard on my endurance at the gym - he has done nothing. Gimme a break. I am going to leave him in the dust and make him eat his words.
Happy Chooks - July 7. When is yours?
I used to be a distance walker (my term) in 2003, 2004 and 2005 I did 3,000 + miles each calendar year - with my Timex Speed + distance GPS system. I was the' Tiger Woods 'of walking, in my own mind. Years later we both sort of pooped out.
Now I'm lucky if I can waddle thru 5-7 miles in a day. - once! I just mention that to dazzle you - no,! I learned you don't walk with your legs you walk with your MIND. My legs were always complaining and I would tell them "Shut up and walk." Also never count down - "Oh I just have 49 miles to go!" That breaks the spirit. Just walk a mile and then another and so on.
I used to put foam bandages on toes that were guaranteed to blister . Also some polyfill stuffing (like for arts & crafts) in the toe area as extra padding -and then socks placed carefully so I didn't disarm my blister protection. Of course I walked mostly on flat I imagine you'll be hiking over hill and dale. Women are made for endurance - men maybe some early flash and speed but, we can walk them into the ground.
I will be walking the 50 miles with you in spirit. You GO girl !!
July 14th here. I'll be on the hike for my birthday.
I have LOTS of moleskin, as I'm prone to blisters. It will be high altitude hiking, highest elevation will be 8,200 feet - so certainly not an easy hike, but gorgeous country. We will definitely have to monitor the boys for altitude sickness.
We did a pre-hike of 7.5 miles with our packs at elevation and I think my son was a bit shocked that I out-hiked him. And no blisters for any of us! I got some really thick socks and that helped tremendously! We are planning 8 miles per day so we don't kill the boys and make them never want to hike again, so our pre-hike was what we would experience every day. And it was straight up a granite mountain.
The hardest part is how much food to bring. You don't want to run out of food, but you don't want to be carrying extra weight either. I've been dehydrating some stuff - apricots and hummus so far. We have advise from a man that hiked the whole Pacific Crest trail from Mexico to Canada, so that has been very helpful for preparing for this hike.
OMG high elevation, granite mountain - oh gee, and I thought you could use some tips??? I am truly humbled. I will retreat to my room with the last two Drumstick ice cream cones.
On MY birthday I plan to eat 6 Jon Donaire ice cream cupcakes by myself and without a net. How's that for ambition?
You're my kinda' woman, Drumstick Diva! Anyone that celebrates by eating cupcakes, is OKAY by me! Enjoy!!!!
Drumstick - I appreciate your advise. I've hiked in the high country, but never with a pack before. And yes, the Sierra's are some BIG mountains. Enjoy a cupcake for me.
SInce your husband is so concerned about you, maybe he should carry some of your gear.
I have seen dogs with packs on them!
Take a Pack Dog....