我最近重新发现了对远足的热爱，因为我'm sure you have 所有 noticed. Thanks to a wonderful, adventurous spirit and her idea to climb 公吨。惠特尼, I feel a little more like my pre-child self again.
一天，老公注意到我最亲爱的一位朋友发布了有关徒步远足的信息。惠特尼在Facebook上。她和我几年前曾经一起做过很多当地的徒步旅行，所以老公问我为什么不't joining. "我是谁我有孩子！ "我想。有时，我们倾向于将自己装进小盒子中，并真正阻止自己过上生活。但是，在与老公讨论并与我的杰西卡交谈之后，我决定乘飞机上山。惠特尼。这是去年夏天。
公吨。惠特尼, is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. It gets cold and icy, and every February, hikers and mountaineers get to enter a lottery for a permit and date to climb the mountain. Our goal was to hike in August because we wanted 没有 to do with the cold weather. But, it seems like the people in charge of the lottery had other plans for us. We found out in April that we are going on our grand adventure mid-June... with no training under our belts. Oh, and crampons and ice picks are mandatory to be let up the mountain, as it is still snowing there now.
Jessica, my little adventurer, belongs to a gym called SlimBody. A group of about 15 people at the gym signed up to join us on 公吨。惠特尼. They held a meeting, a sort of meet and greet, at the gym, we exchanged numbers, and almost immediately started hiking together. Not 所有 together, but whomever can make it, does as often as possible.
I have to say, it has been wonderful for my spirit. To be alone in nature, to hike before the sun comes up and to watch the sunrise has been amazing. So much so, that now that my boys and I are 所有 sick, I feel a pain in my soul for the missed early morning hikes.