Sep. 2nd, 2008 10:19 am
ilanarama: my footies in my finnies (snorkeling)
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The Rio Grande Pyramid is just going to have to wait to be climbed by me some other time. We hiked 9 miles in and set up camp next to a good sheltering clump of trees (we kind of expected the weather wasn't going to be perfect); it started drizzling later that afternoon, so we spent the evening under the trees watching herds of elk on the opposite hillside; and woke up the next morning to rain, rain, rain and more rain. We waited until after noon, hoping things would clear, but they never did, so we packed up and hiked out (in the rain) and slept in the Sportsmobile.

I think we took about seven pictures. If any are good, I'll post them.

We had to cross the Rio Grande just past the trailhead (we made jokes about illegal immigrants); crossing back the second day, the river was a good 4-6 inches higher, roily and opaque, and far less fun to cross. Not that I like crossing rivers, ever.

We salvaged the weekend by stopping on our way back Monday near Wolf Creek Pass and doing a dayhike. Approximately one bazillion wild mushrooms (mostly chanterelles, mmm) were spotted, seven pounds of which returned with us. Britt also caught 4 trout, and near the road were lots of wild raspberry bushes. Dinner tonight, well, you can guess the menu.

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Date: 2008-09-03 10:45 am (UTC)
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Your life is my inspiration, honestly.

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Date: 2008-09-04 07:04 pm (UTC)
ext_59397: my legs (Default)
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Date: 2008-09-03 10:49 am (UTC)
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Oh I bet it's a super shroom season this year! Surprised we're not being overrun with pickers yet.

I saw tons of Amantia Muscarias growing in Kennebec but we know not to eat those.. :P

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Date: 2008-09-04 07:05 pm (UTC)
ext_59397: my legs (Default)
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That wet period in early summer followed by a lot of dry seems to have done it. I am sure there are pickers all over in their seekrit spots - kindly leaving the stuff by the trail for us!

Very cool icon there.

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Date: 2008-09-04 07:15 pm (UTC)
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That is rather nice of them :)

Tis me through a window with some editing..


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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