Gosh, Dorinda inspired me by blogging her resolutions – and they were so darned organized – which is just like her, in my view!
My resolution is the same one it has been for the last couple years, and every year something stops me. This is it – this year I’m going to do it. I will climb a mountain. Literally. I want to get to the top of Silver Star Mountain. It’s just east of town, and I see it every day, and I wish I could get to the top of it. Of course I am not in as good a shape as I was when I started wanting to do this a few years ago – seems like something always gets in the way and I end up getting even further from my goal.
Almost 5 years ago we drove up there, and it takes a 4×4 just to get to the trailhead. We started hiking up the trail and it was so steep, and the altitude was so high, I started to panic a bit, had trouble catching my breath, so we turned around and came back. Ever since I have wanted to get in better shape and try again! Of course, the humiliating thing is that Silver Star is completely non-technical, is listed in several guidebook as ‘easy hikes for children’, and is considered a grade A (that’s the easiest rating they have) hike for most outdoor clubs. It’s really shouldn’t be that big an achievement. But it will be for me.
So my goal is to get out and hike at least a couple times a week on local trails, and get in better shape so that by the end of the summer I can hike to the top of Silver Star. Anyone want to join me?