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March Stone Mountain Hike

May 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: 31:55 up, 27:27 down
Weather: sunny, decidedly less windy than the previous month.

March’s Stone Mountain Hike happened on the 22nd of March. We planned it to coincide with a party friends of ours were having because we knew we’d end up pigging out completely and were happy to bank some calories.

I was really happy to get to the top this time. Even though our time got better from the first hike, I still felt like I was going to die. The Nerd laughed that I carried my water bottle up, but frankly, if I’m not drinking on my way up, I’d feel much worse. There was a science festival going on at Stone Mountain Park, so there were a bunch of groups of Boy and Girl Scouts climbing. No one in particular stood out, unfortunately.

We missed April because it got weirdly busy even though we had very little actually planned. Here’s to getting back in the saddle for May!


February Stone Mountain Hike

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: I probably should have written them down somewhere…
Weather: sunny

Our monthly hike up Stone Mountain for February took place on my birthday, February 24th, just two days after the Nerd & I finally got married. It was a glorious, sunny day and I left my sweatshirt in the car. Even after spending two winters down here, it still amazes me that it can be warm enough on my birthday to go around without a jacket.

This month, we were joined by friends who were in town for the wedding.

And there we are...along with the shadow of some guy's thumb.

And there we are…along with the shadow of some guy’s thumb.

The walk up was easier than last time, though I’m not sure if that was because the group of us rested more than usual or because it actually got easier. Soon it will be time for the March hike, so we’ll see how that goes. 🙂

January Stone Mountain Hike

January 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: 32:54 up, 28:46 down
Weather: 46°F, sunny

Somehow, I got it into my head that the Nerd and I should “totally hike up Stone Mountain once a month” and that it would be “a really fun thing to do” which I started regretting about two yards past the sign at the base of the walk up trail. I mean, it’s not really a New Year’s Resolution if I just randomly suggested it one day and then back out the next, right? Right?

I pretty much moped my way up the trail and triumphantly skipped my way down. It’s amazing how much of the out of breath panting you forget once you’ve gotten to the top.

Scenery...scenery as far as the eye can see...

Scenery…scenery as far as the eye can see…

But I’m told we’re committed now, so I guess I should practice on other hills this month so that February’s climb is less me clutching my chest and more I-got-this.

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention the acoustic guitar dude who was walking his way up as we were walking down. He was strumming his guitar and singing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Dude had to be in his late 40s, early 50s. A+, sir. A+.