Monday, August 13, 2012

Climbing mountains...

Both figuratively and literally!  We camped out this weekend and climbed both Cascade and Porter Mountains - 2 of the high peaks of the Adirondacks.  What a great time!!  

I haven't climbed a true mountain in a year and I was shocked at how easy it was.  Well, maybe easy isn't the correct term, but my heart rate stayed really low and I could easily dash up steep pitches like this:

Here are DH, the dogs and I at the top of Cascade Mountain:

And then one more of me at the top of Porter Mountain, the second one we climbed:

I'll tell you what, it feels great to be so active and to not have a day like this exhaust me.   


  1. Hi it's Cath. Wow...sweet view! I get winded just climbing up stairs let alone a frickin' mountain! But I feel hope that I'll get there...I can't wait to have that kind of energy!! I put out my back on the eliptical at the gym, I only did 10 minutes and my lower back has seized up and I can barely move...but I'm staying within my calories and staying focused. You, my friend, have played a significant part in me making these life changes, I owe you.

  2. LOVE your dogs! We have a Boxer too! You are so inspiring. Have only just found your blog and am reading through all your fantastic journey.