Let the Training Begin!!

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In preparation for our trek to Machu Picchu in April, we needed to start hiking now.  Why do we need to start now, you ask?  1. Do you know me?  I need to start now.  2. We will “trek from 3,900m/12,800ft to 2,100m/6,900ft, traversing across magnificent mountain passes, enjoying enormous and mystical snow-capped peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and exploring more than 15 different ecosystems from beginning to end”.  Enough said.

So on Sunday, off we went with friends for a 7.6 mile Moderate to Strenuous hike along the Appalachian Trail.  The day before, I bought these bad boys

And after some huffing and puffing and a jump of success at the top, we had this view…

And then at the bottom there was a lake.  And if you know anything about my husband, Arion, you know he went for a dip, in his boxers.  Such a little fishy.

I sat on the sidelines and played with a frog I named Rosy, since the rest of our group was made up of 5 guys and I didn’t deem it appropriate to jump in and swim 😉

Afterward we had a quiet lunch in town, along the Hudson, and then drove home.  First major hiking day = success!!

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