Another microadventure to explore my boundaries, this time a test of altitude tolerance. It has been three years since I have hiked or run above 12,000 feet. No problem. In fact, it wasn't hard, just an absolutely glorious day on a steep trail. The serendipity of fellow hikers surprised me with this photo just before the summit. Thank you. It is obvious that I am right where I'm supposed to be, another day of sanctuary on a mountain.
A half day bicycle microadventure, fifty miles of steep and rocky Forest Service roads in the high country surrounding the San Francisco Peaks. Long shadows and Aspen rainforests made it hard to remember I am in Arizona. A lovely ride until I ran out of food at mile 30. Salvation: Deborah welcomed me home with a feast.
The view from my classroom this morning. Making the video introductions for my online sustainability courses meant today's adventure is a quick jaunt to the top of Strawberry Volcano, Strawberry Volcano Wilderness, Arizona.
Ten miles of Forest Service road to a breathtaking view at 9000 feet just north of Sunset Volcano, Arizona. Good run training for high altitudes ... with a magnificent reward.