Camp Muir Mt Rainier 10,050ft 4th of July

Postby Vertigo » July 6th, 2009, 6:24 pm

Although I've done a lot of things that were a lot harder in life in terms of physical demand. This may just be one of the toughest things I've done. I'm out of shape, I work from home sitting on my butt and don't get out much so when I decided to climb to 10K on Mt Rainier to ski down on Independence Day, I almost bit off more than I could chew.

After about a quarter of the way there I ran out of steam and was pretty much just digging down deep to keep going with my 55# pack. Yet another good reason to get in shape I suppose ...this climb didn't need to be so hard and would have been over in half the time had I been in good shape.

I am proud of it though since I haven't had to dig down deep like this in about 10 years.

I only wish Monty would have been allowed on the trail. ...and not just because I would have tied the pack to him and made him run up the hill. :dance:

Camp Muir above me


Mount Adams 12,281

Mt Saint Helens 8,365

Mt Rainier Summit 4,000 feet away
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 6th, 2009, 6:45 pm

That's awesome! What a beautiful view.
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Postby Marinepits » July 6th, 2009, 8:13 pm

WOW. :shock:
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 6th, 2009, 8:45 pm

Marinepits wrote:WOW. :shock:

Ditto! :dance:
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Postby DemoDick » July 6th, 2009, 8:51 pm

Hey, I know those mountains!

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Postby iluvk9 » July 6th, 2009, 9:01 pm

Gorgeous area!!!
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Postby BigDogBuford » July 6th, 2009, 9:44 pm

Beautiful! I love the area that we live in.

Congrats on getting up there, the view must have made it worth it!

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Postby Jenn » July 6th, 2009, 11:42 pm

Wow, gorgeous!
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 8th, 2009, 7:19 am

Woah :shock:
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