Feeling So Old

Oych. Got an invite to go hiking from Brad today and accepted, least I spent another day on the couch at home (which would be just terrible right?). For some reason I have been thinking lately that I’ve been getting in shape.

Boy was I wrong.

We went for about a three hour hike up and down Sumas Mountain which was pretty cool. I got a bunch of pictures including about half a roll of a deer we (Brad) saw and stalked until it decided it was tired of toying with us and did a very good vanishing act.

I was wearing new(ish) shoes bought a month or so back when we were going to go climbing and I realized that I had two pairs of shoes that were good for the great outdoors and one pair had their soles only attached at the heel and the other had it’s soles attached firmly, but they were worn smooth. So the new shoes hurt my feet some, but only on the way down. On the way up it was mostly just my legs screaming at me.

Other than the deer there were lots of birds, bugs, and a lone rabbit scampering out of our way. We managed to discuss life, the universe, and pretty much everything, which was good as usual. Next time I must remember to write things down.

We came down a lot faster than we went up, but only because we came back to the road a couple of kilometers above the car.

A great time was had, even if I have spent all night since stumbling around like a little old man. Wonder how I’ll be for playing squash with Silverstr tomorrow.

6 Comments on “Feeling So Old”

  1. Even with the best hiking shoes, your feet are going to hurt on the way down. Not only have your feet been moving constantly for several hours, but they’re now sliding all the way to the front of the shoe. 😉
    Welcome to hiking.

  2. If it is any consolation, I am feeling somewhat stiff as well. Of course, I was dumb enough to go for a run this morning, so I am sure THAT didn’t help.

  3. Fool!
    Sumas would almost be a breeze for us, given the hikes we’ve gone on this season. Next weekend, assuming K has recovered from her bike accident last Monday, we’ll be taking on Mount Allan, near Canmore.
    Mt. Allan is an 8 hour hike, with a little over 4100′ of elevation gain (over a few kilometers). It’s supposed to be the highest hike in the Kananaskis (and the most gruelling). We’ve been building up to it over the summer, taking more challenging and long hikes (last hike was 10 1/2 hours).
    If you know the area at all, the hike basically skirts the top of Marmot Basin, and heads off from there.

  4. I went for a good hike today. … to the fridge. Damn wife won’t get me a beer so I had to get my own.
    I’m in shape,… round’s a shape isn’t it?

  5. my biggest surprise as a novice hiker is how it can hurt just as much going down the mountain as going up… crazy, that