Monday, April 18, 2011
A New Adventure with the Hubby!
We had made the decision that Sunday we would conquer the legendary stop sign hike. After checking in we were so antsy about doing stop sign we headed out in the high heat of the day. "NEVER a good idea". We filled our camelback's with icy water and drove down the road to the parking lot just below entering the canyon. When we arrived at the guards gate they hit us up for $4.00 but then immediately refunded us when they saw our Red Mtn room key. As we started out on our path to the top of Snow Canyon I warned Alan that it doesn't get really hard till you hit the main road some 3 miles from where we started. The scenery is absolutely breath taking and this is a hike you can look around and not worry about tripping. Alan was my model along the way on some of my favorite spots on the path. Sure enough Alan was whipped by the second half of the stop sign hike. We hug that damn sign for a reason! I warned him that the road feels as though it will never end. To try and comprehend this treacherous hike, understand you walk from the bottom of Snow Canyon, to the top. Of course our car was 5 miles back from stop sign making it about a 10 mile hike in 85 degree heat. That hike kicked my butt, I was wiped out and couldn't begin to conceive blogging yesterday. We burned 1200 calories on the hike, and I absolutely LOVED having Alan do it with me. We rocked the rocks!...well truthfully we never climbed a rock yesterday.
It was very different having to make our own food choices and Sunday there is very few places that stay open late and many more that don't open on Sunday. We did great on our food choices, its hard to want to add a bunch of calories to your diet when you do that kind of work out.
Tomorrow I will blog about today since I am feeling pretty pooped after doing not 1 but 2 hikes today...so until tomorrow...life is an adventure don't just read about it, live it.