Up and out. For the mind and body. Perspective.
One foot in front of the other, it's the only way.
Digging deep, fortifies.
Mushroom hunting turned Summiting. 1,900 feet in 1.4 miles.
Some scrambling. Some exposure.
Perhaps, about 3/4th of the way up I thought I wouldn't make it both up and down.
The steep down. It gets me.
prize at the top: big views and last of summer's peaches
My crew. Of note, Lucy was a champion, climbing up faster than me.
this sign is no. joke.
knees. I feel you. hips, you too. quads...two days out and you're still letting me know that yes indeed, I'm alive.
Then, turned west to the sea...