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Monday, August 28, 2006

My First Big Hike: Baldy Pass Trail

Collin and I had a great day yesterday. Despite his knee pain (which he said had subsided) we geared up for a hike in Kananaskis country. We decided on a trail called Baldy Pass. (Trail head near the southern end Barrier Lake, off Hiway 40.) The guide books had it rated as a moderate hike, and one that would take between 3-5 hours return trip (7.4 k total). We brought both my Camelbak's full of water (4L total) and fruit to eat at the top. (We weren't sure how challenging this hike would be.)
It took us 1hr 40min to get to the top pf the pass (3.7k continuous climbing!) There were some tough spots that I just had to stop! My little legs needed a break! (Collin had no problem though... with his long legs and balance he can climb like a billy goat! lol)
I was a bit disappointed by the view at the top, just moutains and trees as far as the eye could see. (Which is pretty spectacular in itself if you've never seen it... I guess I'm getting jaded!) I will post the pictures as soon as I get them off my camera (which I think I will be returning, again! Agghhhh)
It only took us 1hr 10mins to get down! Gotta love gravity!

My bum was a bit sore this morning. I just realized yesterday, that hiking is a lot like walking up a million flights of stairs!
(I must be a glutton for punishment!)

Click here to see pics of our hike


Blogger S Q L Y said...

That sounds fun to me .., I always wanted to be on the highest peek to see what it looked like from there...gotta love the decent---only 19 minutes you musta been hungrey for a McSandwich..ha ha

1:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey babe its mama lee, here Colin sounds pretty awesome. Have an awesome week

7:50 AM

Blogger JustaGirl said...

reply to: Mama Lee

Yep, Collin is prtty awesome! I can't wait to show him off to everyone! :)

8:58 AM

Blogger JustaGirl said...

reply to: SQLY

Dad, maybe once your knee is all healed you could make a trip this way and we could make a day hike to one of those high peaks! There are so many to choose from around here! :)

Miss you!

9:00 AM

Blogger S Q L Y said...

It would be lots of fun and I hope my knee mobility comes along a little faster than it is as riding a bike is still pretty iffy. I could do it but with some pain and limited motion.
It'll come soon .
Dadio xoxo

1:38 PM


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