This hike felt much better. I was still a little sore from last week's climb, but for the most part I just took my time and kept moving. I made it to the top by taking one step for every 2 deep breaths. I'm still wearing a Heart Rate Monitor that beeps warnings at me all the way up, but I am determined to beat it and make it to the top without a stop...or a rest step.
For some reason this was probably the hardest trip I've gone on so far. Many things could have contributed to it. I had the sniffles, so it was hard to keep my breathing even. It was much hotter as well.
We opted to go down the mountain on another trail that had a lot of loose rock, however it was much easier on my knees. Didn't do much for my nerves though, Ha! I will go down on this trail again. I found it satisfying to face my fear of falling.
This hike up Telegraph was much more pleasant than the last. I was able to keep my heartrate down and only had to stop a couple of times. I also wore hiking boots which made the rocky trails less slippery. Also, it's two days later and I'm not that sore. I can't wait to do it again!
Wow... I am completely out of shape. My heartrate kept spiking to 200. I had to stop many times along the way and I was sore a week later.
average hiking speed 1.64 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.