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Back into training

Finally, we have gotten back into training for Mt. Whitney. Two months! Just two months to get our butts in gear. We haven't been on the trail for over a month. I had also gotten out of running with the trips to NYC and CA.

So a week ago we started with the stairs again. groannnnnn. I did my 8 circuits and G did 10. The next day we did a nice hike in central Washington where we saw some wonderful wildflowers. It was also a good workout at 6 miles and 2000ft gain.

This week, I investigated the new bridge over Aurora Avenue. I can now walk from my office on Lake Union to the top of Queen Anne. I took an hour and walked to the top and then ran along Highland Drive with the gorgeous views of Seattle. I hope to be able to do it every week.

On Saturday, we did the stairs again. Boring but effective. On Sunday, we went to Teanaway Ridge. We had hoped to get out of the rain bur no luck. We got drenched a couple of times but the flowers were wonderful. The hike was short, 3 miles, 1000ft.

Comments (2)


Hi Marta! On May 31, you wrote "Two months!" until you climb Mt. Whitney. That would place you there exactly one day before my friend Steve and I are going to make the climb. That is, we are doing it on Aug. 1, 2004. Perhaps you used "Two months" in a general kind of "oh, about two months" way which might mean "somewhere toward the end of July or early August." But, if you meant "exactly two months" then perhaps we'll see you there and you can give us a trail-condition report. :-)


Hi Gary, I meant it in the 'general' way. Our permit is for July 29th. I probably won't get an opportunity to post a report before you go. I'll send you an email with more information.

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