So…did I happen to mention I will be hiking Machu Picchu in Peru? In less than a month??!!?? I’m pretty pumped, both on the “cross it off my bucket list” and the “holy crap, can you imagine the photo ops” kind of way.
Like most things in life though, preparation is key and in order to get into shape for MP, I’ve been doing a lot of hiking. Tough Mudder at the beginning of August (up and down a mountain…oh…seven or so times. haha), and then (because I obviously didn’t get enough) a hike up Mt. Washington the following weekend.
This was the second time I hiked Mt. Washington, and both times we were extremely fortunate. Everyone I’ve talked to told us to expect the top to be “socked in” with cloud cover, which would limit the views. Well, in yo face, Debbie Downers! We had great weather on both trips and the views were spectactular. I mean…yeah yeah, I know…It’s the Appalachians. Although our local “foothills” aren’t as impressive as others out there, that Presidential Range in northern New England is still awfully purty.
And…the most important part of this sort of trip (besides the obvious photo ops) is the sense of accomplishment you feel when you stand on top of the world. Errr…mountain. Errr…Mountain closely resembling a foothill when compared to most other ranges. haha
I made it to the top, Bionic Legs and all!