SoCal Day #2: A Hike & Family

We began our day hiking our favorite local mountain- Monserate. It is here we trained for our Grand Canyon hike in 2009. It was good to do as John Muir has said, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

Driving as much as we have on this trip has found us woefully deprived of exercise and the much needed Vitamin N (Nature). We got both of them this morning.

 We hiked 12,341 steps (4.5 miles) in 2.5 hours. Due to the elevation changes, we climbed the equivalent of 143 flights of stairs. Thanks to my fitbit's stats, I get to be impressed with myself. It truly was an incredible way to start the day.
And the best way to end it? In the company of wonderful friends. Dinner, the sunset and a sweet campsite were all provided by our first daughter-in-law's parents, Mike and Julie. What a great night.

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Cyndy Brown said...

Beautiful sunset. Or did you put a light beyond the hill for ambiance?????

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