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So that has been my outside playing for today, yard mowing got delayed. It is not like there are not a lot of chores to be done, I am just beyond lazy.
Yesterday was my first attempt in over 20 years to hike to the top of the Eklutna Twin Peaks trail. I used to do it weekly just to stay in hiking shape. Now I only made it to the old car in the woods. I did not take bug spray and the flies were driving me nuts. I was also wearing jeans and it was a warm day. So even though my goal was not met, I called it quits and walked down. My pants, shirt, and hat were soaked with sweat and it took 3 hours to do, we only made it about a thousand feet up the hill. The hike levels out a lot later on and is 2.6 miles long with an 1800 foot gain. You start at 1500 feet elevation you can drive to. The State Parks Department lists it as difficult. I knew I would have to try it weekly for a month before being in shape to get to the top. I really thought I would make it above the tree line though.