Sunday, May 17, 2009

Anne's First Overnighter

As the second part of our extended anniversary (the first part being Medeival Times and a night at the Radisson and no Knott's the next day because I had the 24-hour flu), Matt and I ditched the boys and headed for the mountains. This was my first attempt at an overnight hiking trip. I have to say that I was really nervous about how I would do with a pack, since I can't handle carrying a purse around town. Thankfully, Matt carried twice the weight I did and it felt more like a nice walk.
Spring is definitely the time to be in the mountains. It was so green and beautiful!

We camped at Hogees at about 3,000 ft. 2.5 miles in (a baby hike, but Matt wanted me to enjoy my first hiking experience!). The next day we hiked out of Hogees and up to Sturdavent Falls and then up the worst .6 miles I've ever done (about 4 mi.).

Amazingly, I slept better than I can remember while camping! It was so nice to camp withOUT the boys, just Matt and I. Thanks Dad and Pam! I'm ready for more!


Natalie said...

What a woman! I don't know that I could have done that.

Anne said...

I'm really proud of Anne! She hiked well and enjoyed the experience...except the steep hill that took us out of the was a hot day and up hill in the sun. Matt Jones

LisAway said...

Wow! What a fun getaway. Fresh air, nature and NO kids! Good job!

sjw said...

That's awesome!! Can't wait to hear about your next adventure!

Kevin & Dani said...

I love the idea of the man carrying twice the gear.