"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

13 October 2014


i hiked.

with NO pain.

and with a good pace.

Climbed about 3 miles in 2 hours.  It was steep.  But I was steady.

and look at this view....too bad it was cloudy....but it didn't rain.

and i had no pain. 

a little over 6 miles total......we think....2 different pedometers showed 2 different totals...one showed 7.9 and one showed 7.2 and the guidebooks say 5 miles....so...who knows?  I only know it was glorious....a fantastic workout and beautiful, fairly well maintained trail.........

and now....only 5 more Adirondack fire tower mountains left to climb and 2 Catskills mountains left and then my challenge is DONE!  It's been 10 years in the making......so many memories..so many good climbs.....most in the last 4 years.....I am blessed.


another blog post with a spiritual lesson is coming...but.....tonight....i'm tired....a good tired.....

and back to work tomorrow.........

this day was memorable.

things I'm adding to the thousand gifts list:

no rain

no pain

an excellent hiking buddy and good friend

yummy snacks

cold water

hot coffee

challenging trail

beautiful wilderness

pretty peak





the high peaks of the Adirondacks
from the firetower on the summit of Vanderwhacker Mountain
13 October 2014


Dianna said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful day for the hike, Faith. I am so glad. Loved your numbering of gifts!

Susanne said...

What a gorgeous view! I've always wondered..Is there bears or mountain lions where you hike in the Adirondacks?

Faith said...

Susanne, yes there are bears in the Adks.....black bears so not as dangerous as the ones you have out there( grizzled). And yes I've seen one and yes I've seen the signs( scat) of one and yes I've had one go through our campsite. There used to be mt lions but I don't think the Mts here have them anymore.......

Joyful said...

So glad you had a great hike! WITH NO PAIN! That is totally awesome Faith!
Love how you capture your hike in such a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it here.

Gattina said...

It's so nice to have a mother/daughter day ! With a son it's different, at that age he didn't want to walk around with mum, lol ! For hiking I am far too lazy, the landscape looks beautiful !