The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Survival (edited)

We hiked Mt. LeConte on Friday and back down yesterday...there were a couple of times that I really thought I was not going to make it. 8 miles, nearly entirely uphill and I was completely unprepared for it. The 6+ miles going downhill the next day would not have been ask that bad if my legs weren't already killing me from the previous day. Either way, I am so proud of myself and my hiking buddies. We did see one small black bear the first day near the parking lot but thankfully no others for the rest of the hike... Blogging from my phone in Gaitlinburg now but I will try to post some pictures later.

Edited to add: I have a really cool pedometer thing called a Fitbit that I might have spoken of before. It measures steps, calories burned, general activity, flights of stairs climbed, even sleep, etc...and I was smart enough to remember to wear it when we hiked. I just synced it to my computer and it says that on the way up the mountain, we walked 26,192 steps and climbed enough (it gives you one "floor" for each 10 foot gain in altitude) flights of stairs to equal the Sears (Willis) Tower. Yeah. Beat that. Too bad I only walked 25,054 steps on the way down the mountain and only climbed another 9 flights of stairs (equal to the World Largest Pencil it says!!).