Did I get into a fight last night? Did I fall down the stairs? No, I just hiked up a mountain. I can certainly feel yesterday’s hike today. Sore is a great way to describe the feeling.
I can get used to the beautiful Arizona mountains, the weather, and the endless things to do. I get stressed out sometimes without the consistency of living in one place, but it’s doing things like this that reminds me of how lucky I am. Sure, I have to put some plans of mine on hold for a couple years but it’s all worth it. It’s now or never.
I’ve had been anticipating the hike up camel back mountain. I geared up wearing my black dry fit, my running shoes that I’ll have to replace soon, and my new outdoors-y shorts from Kate Hudson’s new line, Fabletics. I’m obsessed over the brand. I feel like all of her stuff is designed for every age or body type. I even bought the yellow water bottle to take with me on my hike!
We got there around 4:30 so we could make it up and down before it got dark. I don’t understand how people hike that thing at night! If you know the secret, please tell me!
I was behind Jeremy the whole time. Even spider monkeys wouldn’t be able to keep up. My eyes were on his water bottle. I had already downed mine at the bottom.
I was almost to the top and I wanted to quit. I was out of breath and the hike was extremely steep. I was afraid of falling off the mountain. That is normal right?
But I’m glad I finished because the view from the top of Summit was incredible. You can see every angle of the city, the monster houses, and the airplanes flying into the airport. I wouldn’t mind building my house up there. Let me dream.
If you ever have the chance to hike Camel Back, do it! It’s so rewarding. There are two trails. One that is less steep called, Cholla and a steeper hike called, Echo.
I find it mind blowing that people jog up the mountain effortlessly. I wonder how long it’ll take me to get on their level. I might have to move here.
The dogs also impress me. My dog can’t even walk down a four-foot staircase. I have to carry him most of the time. No hope for Mr. Grumples.
Even though I wanted to quit, I didn’t. You can do anything you set your mind to. There is always a way.