The above picture is from a hike I did this summer before I started this blog. This week I actually planned 3 different hikes for this weekend and each one was eliminated due to uncontrollable circumstances. The first one was close to the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, I was looking forward to non-hazy views of Long’s peak and Mt. Meeker and it was over 10 miles long so would have been the perfect stamina builder. Unfortunately a forest fire started on Wednesday not far from the trailhead and so that one was out….
The second one, was going to be a high hike to a lake that might give us other options if we felt like pushing it, but then the weather forecast changed and 8-10 inches of snow were expected to start falling Friday night into Saturday morning.
The 3rd one, was just outside of Boulder and was supposed to be a butt burner with a 2400 foot elevation gain in the first 1.3 miles, but when I called to check on the trail it was still closed after terrible forest fires this summer.
In the end I decided on a nice 7 mile hike on the plains I never got to finish that fateful weekend in March when my switch flipped. It would have been a good hike to write about, especially since it was the one that woke me up! Alas, destiny had another plan for me this weekend! In the middle of the night I was struck by a stomach bug and my weekend has been spent in bed, the bathroom and on a couch feeling lazy and sick.
Fortunately I have company coming in on Wednesday and we are doing 2-3 hikes as part of her visit. So after her visit there will be more hiking posts!
14 thoughts on “10/14/12 – No hiking this weekend :(”
I hate it when plans go sideways. I posted today in a similar vein, just reflecting on an old hike rather than actually going out. Hope you feel better and can get back out there soon!
I know!!!! I loved your pictures form your old hike, beautiful! Hope you can get back out there soon too!
Sorry to hear about your bummer weekend. You’ve inspired me to get back out there and hike. Hubby and I have been in the State Park three times this week working ourselves back into shape slowly. The meal plan has improved and I’m hoping for one pound this week. I have lofty goals for next summer 🙂
Yay! That is awesome Ingrid!!! I love the state parks in Colorado, they are so beautiful. Good luck on those goals!!!
Sorry to hear your plans didn’t work out this weekend. I didn’t feel bad about not getting out yesterday because of the weather but today is so nice I wish I was out hiking instead of sitting inside!
You are so right, yesterday it didn’t rub as much with all that rain and clouds. I have to admit, we just got a 7 mile walk done in our neighborhood in because I could not sit on my butt one more minute and it is so beautiful out!!!
Awe that is great Kathy! I must say after playing capture the flag on Saturday in the rain with a bunch of 30 year olds was great! Being kids again and laughing. Except the next day, not so much a kid anymore.. my legs were in pain. Time to start little and enjoy a long walk! Thanks and I hope you are feeling better 🙂
Ha! Brandi capture the flag is awesome!!! I have to get back to Yoga with you so I can work on my core strength!!!
I’ve had a few hiking days sabotaged in similar fashion lately. Good luck with your weight loss. I’m on a similar journey. Seeing hiking as an indulgence has made the process enjoyable for me.
Thanks Kyle! It seems like mother nature just has to take charge some times and detour us! I really like your blog by the way, thanks for stopping by an the follow!
I had the same type of weekend two weeks ago. It’s disappointing. I hope you’re better soon.
I am better now, thank you. I was able to get a full workout in today, so my hikes with my sister this week & weekend will be extra good! Thanks for stopping by and checking my blog out!
All a part of learning to “go with the flow”. Sorry to hear “the flow” involved being sick – UGH! But sounds like you are feeling better. Look forward to hearing about your next adventure!
I am feeling better! The weather is going to beautiful this weekend so our hikes are on!!!