shelly (sans weighted pack) joined pia and i today for a six hour hike with 50 lbs. we’re both totally pooped so all i can write, i have got to get to bed, is under the captions of the pics shelly took today.

getting ready to hike with my scary spice mountaineering boots. can you see my curled lip, not looking forward to this…

checking my hydration system

before we atarted hiking, mind you it is 6:30 a.m., i had my cranky pants on big time! shelly got it on camera, priceless.

pia trying to keep herself cool. it was scary hot and humid today.

i think this was the beginning of hour five, it felt like forever at that point.

we still managed laugh at the very end : ) i love this pic!