|Hiking||5.84 Miles|| 2 Hrs 52 Mns || ||2.04 mph|
|2,898 ft AEG|| || || |
Breakfast on 5024.
Having already done Flatiron before work, I decided to top that by bagging Peak 5024 before going to work. The plan started last night with an early bedtime. 9pm.
3:00am - Woke up naturally, but too early to go.
3:30am - Woke up again, but too tired. 20 more minutes.
3:50am - Alarm goes off. Hop out of bed.
4:00am - Leave a note on the counter that says where I am going.
4:02am - On the road.
4:25am - Arrive at Mining Camp TH.
4:26am - Start hike.
4:27am - Realize that dimly burning LED headlamp needs new batteries. Continue on.
5:01am - Arrive at base of slick rock bowl. Rest for 2 minutes. Continue on. Ignore bees.
6:05am - Climb vertical rock wall. Contemplate whether or not I have time to continue up to the peak.
6:06am - Go for it.
6:19am - Peak 5024 bagged.
6:20am - Eat breakfast (banana and fruit grain bar).
6:25am - Begin speedy but cautious descent.
7:18am - Back at trailhead.
7:40am - Arrive home. Chat with next door neighbor for 10 minutes.
8:15am - Showered, dressed and in the car on my way to work.
Took a short food detour at Jack's Box, bought a hearty bowl and a egg/sausage bisquit. Yum.
|This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.|