This hike is a hard one. It is all up hill. I picked it partly for this reason and partly because it is a very shady hike and it was a hot day.
I wanted to get an early start, but I also wanted to make experimental pancakes this morning. And Jorge and Aaron were leaving for Butte for the day, and there is just something as a wife and mother that I wanted to see them off on their journey, so I didn’t end up getting up there till after 1pm.
It was hot and hard and I so wanted to make it all the way to the top of the ridge, but I started getting too wiped out and decided to turn around. I am glad I did because before I got back my legs were turning into jelly. Shaking and everything.
I think I only went 2 miles after looking at the map and stuff, but I think that it ok because I gave it my all. I wanted it to be a little hard because I am hopefully back packing on Monday and I wanted to get in the groove for it. I say hopefully because I also have jury duty that day. Every time I have ever had jury duty it has been cancelled the last minute, so I decided it would be too sad to cancel the backpacking trip we have been planning since February. If jury duty isn’t cancelled I am just going to make everyone go without me. I doubt they would pick me to be on a jury anyway, and I could go meet everyone.
Hence the experimental pancakes. How can I make my favorite pancakes without a banana and almond milk. I think I figured it out.