Friday, May 13, 2022

Gone Hiking


Responses this weekend will be a bit delayed, as I have Gone Hiking.

Well, in fairness it is more "Gone Training Hiking".  My brother in law (he of The Grand Canyon adventure last year) and I are planning on an 8 day hike this August.  Beyond just the usual "train more", he and I are making a series of three day training hikes leading up to August (besides I need to burn some PTO or lose it).

With any luck, we will be completely excluded from cell phone coverage (so work cannot find me - or more appropriately, so that I will not be tempted to check my e-mail).  I am hopeful that where we are going will give us some beautiful pictures and allow me to refocus a little bit.

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:00 AM

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy your hike!

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  2. Anonymous5:06 AM

    Have fun and take care on the grades and slippery slopes (if any). A hiking staff can be well worth the bit of extra weight.

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    1. Thank you. I think it is a fairly easy hike (my brother in law knows me well enough. I had never used hiking poles until our trip in the Grand Canyon and am totally converted to their use.

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  3. Anonymous6:04 AM

    Understand the burn up PTO requires.
    I ended up foisting off a full 40 hrs last month at FYE because I failed to take it. It is not the correct way to be an overachiever.

    Franknbean

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    1. Aargh. That has to be the worst feeling ever - and it is even more frustrating when the company will neither let you buy it out nor allow you to push it forward.

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  4. Nylon128:10 AM

    Good luck TB, don't overdo the hiking the first training day. An eight day hike? My uncalled for advice is take a firearm although I don't know the state of the hike and your home state, laws.....harumph.

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    1. Nylon12 - Fortunately this will be a pretty easy first day - we will not get to the trail before 1300 and the campsite by 1700 or so.

      The eight day hike is not until August. It is certainly farther than I have gone before. Thankfully the area around Mt. Whitney is larger absent of larger wildlife other than (probably) bears and mountain lions, which are minor concern.

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  5. May the temperatures be mild and the skies blue on your hike.

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    1. Ed, temperatures edged into the "Why I am doing this?", but the skies were blue and overall it was a very good time.

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  6. You all be safe and God bless!

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    1. He certainly did Linda. A very good time was had.

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  7. Wow! Great fun. I wish I could be hiking with you.

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    1. Thanks ERJ! We ended up having a really good hike.

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