Saturday, November 24, 2007

Me and Kevin ran/hiked Pusch ridge this morning to burn off some of that dessert sampler. I had to take a five hour nap afterward everything finally caught up to me, Climbed Mt Lemmon on Thanksgiving, then Charlou gap yesterday and then couple mile run/hike today. Tomorrow we are talking about doing Arizona trail for Gardner Canyon, it has been a while for both. I love holidays.
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Picacho Peak in the distance.
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Kevin, with Tucson city in the background.
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Kevin running up Pusch ridge trail.
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After an amazing Thanksgiving and Meryl's birthday celebration with the Stephen's, I was pretty worked. Kevin woke me up this morning at 4:00 and said lets go run Pusch ridge. After all those dessert sampler's that I have been eating, I was in. We saw the full moon and we were the first ones on the trail.
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Me and the birthday girl, Meryl.
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Meryl's 22nd surprise birthday.
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Then we went horse back riding down to the arena and met Meryl there so Jesse could take her out for a ride while all her surprise company show up for her birthday. Meryl walked me through coming the hair, to clearing his shoes out, to saddling him up. How fun! Jesse said I bounce too much, glad I had a sports bra on.
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Ride with Jesse, charlou gap to deer camp. Amazing ride.
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After a ride with Jesse! He told me I was not picking the best thing to ride through, you have to pick between the acasia, mesquite, old or young, or cactus. His harry legs were not scratched at all.
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Jesse up ahead!
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Jesse clearing some slick rock.
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Jesse doing a Wheely! Great views around 50 year trail.
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The gang, Meryl, Jesse, and Angie.
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I finally had a Tuesday off of school for Thanksgiving so I did the Tuesday night social ride that everybody has been talking about. It started out a few months ago with a couple guys looking for something to do so they organized a ride that meets on campus @ 8pm. It is now the most happening thing to do on a Tuesday night, 300+ people casually cruising around Tucson neighborhoods. Here's a short clip of the craziness. Definitely a cool scene.
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video

Thursday, November 15, 2007

11 Years and counting

Our 11 year anniversary today. We made a point to hang out everyday this week, doing night rides and trail runs. We had alot of fun, but today we were actually both feeling pretty worked. I am running a 5K in the morning on base, the Turkey Trot, I am going to try to win a Turkey for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the Holidays, we are going to have Thanksgiving with the Stephen's, Jesse will be home from Hawaii, so we get to catch up with him.
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Dork!
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Sunday, November 04, 2007


Havasupai to Colorado River

I had 4 days off before I start training on Monday and I will be on a regular shift for a while, Mon-Fri 7-3, until the end of Dec. So I decided to hike into Havasupai but make it down to the Colorado this time. Unfortunately Kevin had to work all 4 days that I had off, but I kept thinking of him when it got hard on the hike down to the river, I knew he would want to see it and he would tell me to suck it up:) I started out with my pack the heaviest it has been, even when I packed a whole turkey into the Napali Coast. It felt like I was carrying two small children on my back the whole time. I don't know what I was thinking, but I think I gained 5lbs in a couple days because I didn't want to pack it out again. Even though I can't walk now, I feel strong and proud to be a women. Tons of people could not believe that I was doing this by myself, and then being a female. Truthfully I never even thought about it, women need to toughen up out there.
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Me trying to relax my swolen feet after about 40 miles of hiking in 3 days. Awe vacations, I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Havasu Falls
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Yeah, I made it to the Colorado River from Havasupai campground. 16 mile round trip. A full day of hiking but defanetly worth seeing Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls and then the Colorado River all in one shot.
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I saw some rafters that were on thier 13th day of 18, that were docked and eating lunch while two hike into Beaver Falls 5 miles in.
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The trail starts to narrow as you get closer to the Colorado.
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