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')