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The hike was exhilarating and empowering. Starting early in the morning with a significant incline made my legs scream, “What the hell are you thinking? Shouldn’t you be sleeping?” However, I learned quickly that if my body has what it needs it will obey and it will get easier. Just like childbirth, there always seems to be that “I am in so much pain. Why am I doing this point.” Still, the victory is sweet enough to do it again. Crazy!?! I know.
I hiked with 5 other strong hikers. We took short breaks as needed and enjoyed the beauty of the mountain. I felt strong until the last 3 miles of descent. At that point, I was really kicking myself for forgetting my trekking poles and rethinking what I need to do to make my boots More comfortable.
We took a good hour at the summit to refuel and enjoy the victory. Looking forward to going back and backpacking the area soon.