Tuesday, August 19, 2008

good for the soul

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you...
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.-John Muir

so alas, i finally got back on the trail tonite....  no this photo isn't the trail i'm conditioning on, but i wanted it for the quote above....anyways, George came along   we only did an hour and i took a lighter backpack   i had drank an energy drink since i've been awake since 5am this morn  it kicked in on the way back & i felt i could have gone for another hour   that's good to know for i'm takin' the energy drinks on our trip just so i have that extra boost on the way back up the canyon especially   it'll take us 4-6hrs per day of trekkin' the Grand Canyon   it'll be easy going down, but the trek back up will be the biggest challenge....so anyways, i learned a little more about George tonite   i learned he's not really knowledgeable about backpacking   i did it a couple times in my 20s, but not since then   i'm not an advid backpacker, but what i do know will take us a long way   i brought George home to check out a spare backpack i have   it is clear after him trying it on, it's futile   so we'll invest in a new one for him or me   i do have one that one of us can use   anyways, our hike tonite gave me good insight on George   it is clear i'm the leader of this pack for this trip   i'll make sure we're both prepared in every way possible for this trip   right now i still need to get my wind   but that'll kick in soon, then i'll challenge my wind some more   i get my bicycle within the next couple days  that'll help   once winded, i'll stretch out the hikes even longer and i've got to take George with me   i'm an exercise nut, he isn't   that'll balance us out   anyways,i'm just happy i'm back on the trail   this made my day   and the quote above is sum reflection of what these hikes does for me   always refreshing my soul    my spirit is good at the moment   all my troubles fell off of me on the hike   now for some rest tonite   i'll probably sleep like a baby after today   that's good for i need to be up early in the morn, but not 5am again thank goodness   i used to love to get up that hour   maybe i could train myself again for that...nah, i doubt it   (p.s.   i did notice while hiking with George, i was a little more motivated for the long haul   his presence on the Grand Canyon trip will go a long way   i'm happy he's goin')



naperdillygirl said...

Beautiful photo, and what great adventures you're having.  All my best.  Sue

naperdillygirl said...

Beautiful photo, and what great adventures you're having.  All my best.  Sue

lv2trnscrb said...

what a pretty picture!! have to admire you and George for hiking the Grand Canyon!! it will be an adventure for sure!!! glad you got a hike in today too!


midwestvintage said...

 I can't wait to hear about the hike and see the pictures.  It is always good for the soul to do something you love and in nature makes it even better.


sunnyside46 said...

I'm happy he's going too, but make sure he knows what he's in for
I hear the Canyon is not to be taken lightly.