May 01, 2006

H is for...

Today's post is brought to you today by the letter H.
H is for hiking.

Hiking is one of the things that I enjoy doing the most. I love getting outside, feeling the heat or the cold- seeing parts of the landscape that you wouldn't see via car, train or plane.

There is something about the feeling you get when you have hiked to the top of a mountain or a hill. Looking down at all that is below.

There is something amazing about having your own muscles and bones carry you to a point on the map.

I love the feeling of earning my dinner and my sleep. Ever notice how things taste better on the trail?
Hubby and I are avid hikers, we try to make at least on good trek every summer/early spring.

We are lucky enough to have a crew of friends that are equally excited to get out and explore to test their endurance and their camp gear.

We are hoping to hit a few spots this summer. TheLost Cost in California, the summit of Mt. Whitney, California and a few good day hikes up in Lassen County, California.

Get out there~

Pictures were taken at the following spots:
Lava Tubes in northern California
Elk, California
Black Butte, outside of Shasta City, California
Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness, California
Camel Back, Phoenix, Arizona
Looking towards Mt. Shasta, Black Butte hike


Stacie said...

I miss mountians! I grew up at the base of the San Jacinto mts in SoCal, and I love hiking up huge granite boulders! No big rocks in these parts! As always, great pics!

Becky said...

Beautiful places! I miss my backpacking days -- two teenage boys and me in the Trinity Alps -- sheer heaven, really.

The Lost Coast is carpeted with wildflowers this time of year. Beautiful. I hope to visit a trail near me this weekend. Hope you have some great hikes.

Jess said...

Beautiful photos - great H post!

Jennifer said...

What lovely photos! I have done some hiking, and am looking forward to getting back out there as my kids get older.

Liz said...

Great photos! Love your choice for H.

lovegreendog said...

oh Camel Back, what a place!

great photos and "H" post!

Kimberli said...

Great shots!
I'm in the process of planning a camping getaway...
FINALLY I'm dating a man who appreciates city life AND camping/hiking! Weeeeeeeeeee!

Jon Cox said...

Beautiful pictures! :o)

Rachel said...

I'm not really much of a hiker myself, but your photos make me want to get outside immediately! Too bad it's cold and rainy here (not to mention dark right now!).

Bonnie said...

Perfect! My hubby just announced that he thinks we should do Chiripo in Costa Rica, where we live.

So I need to start training. Any suggestions?