A cold, Friday hike (and some pictures)

Friday, November 27, 2009

It started out being just overcast, which I figured would be nice for a steep trail hike, but turned into rain with a nice cold wind by the time I had got to the top of the trail. This hike was over one of the more steep trails in Pinnacles National Monument. For those familiar with this park, this trail was the High Peaks trail, and is listed as a strenuous in the trail map...I agree! I did this hike last week, but only went to the top, and came back down...which was still a great hike, and my legs were sore for a few days after. This time, I went to the top and continued down the other side to make a full loop back to where I started. It was a total of 7 miles in 4 hours and my heart rate monitor said I burned 2988 calories! I had worked up quite a sweat by the time I got to the top, and it looked like I had poured a full glass of water down the front of my shirt. I think some of the other hikers I passed were surprised that I had made it all the way to the top! There were some hikers that decided to turn around about half way to the top, so I'm glad that I kept on going all the way as it was even more beautiful on the other side. Here are a few shots from the hike, and the full set can be seen at: www.pbase.com/markjahn/h

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  • AZERET0521
    WOW! Seven miles is pretty impressive. emoticon
    4023 days ago
    Excellent and such an inspiration.
    4025 days ago
    Wow that looks so peaceful! I get amazed because i consider how God made all that- thats just me though- I never used to enjoy that kinda thing until I looked at it that way. but yes its beautiful! U were really working hard- 7 miles and thousands of calories!
    Take care and God bless-
    mrs. k
    4025 days ago
  • no profile photo YESJUST42DAY
    Beautiful pics! Sounds like a good hike.
    4025 days ago
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