Did I mention we are hiking the Grand Canyon next week? And that I’ve climbed a bunch of hills lately in training? (Twist my arm. The only difficulty this time of year is the blasted heat.)
Usery Mountain pass loop
See that water way down there? Yeah. We could hear it for an hour before we could finally reach it. TORTURE.
This weekend when visiting Tucson, we had a chance to hike Catalina State Park. These pools looked like ice tea, but by the time I reached water it could have been black and I would have jumped in. (Come to find out a good hiker’s diet should is not a pre-workout meal of carne asada burritos and ample champagne. Who knew?)
My pack for next week is ready. It weighs 11 pounds without food or water, but with a bikini and waterproof mascara. Because if you are going to do something this difficult, you might was well look cute at the bottom when you arrive.
Am I right?
(Please don’t leave snarky comments about how I’m not right. I know. I KNOW. Still packing both.)