Monday, March 02, 2009

"The more quad pounding, the better"

... words spoken by the Chuckmeister in reference to my second epic hike this past Sunday.

Not one to disappoint, here's how it went:

Text version:
  • 7am start at the end of clairemont mesa blvd
  • Blaze my own trail down to the river
  • Get to the top of Pyle's Peak (have breakfast)
  • Head over to Cowle's
  • Run down Cowle's for some extra quad poundage
  • Hike back up Cowle's
  • Take the long way back to clairemont mesa
  • Do a bike ride later in the day
Visual Version:

Just after sunrise...


Mini waterfall area - so cool to just hang here and listen to the water for a few...

Pyle's Peak is up there...


Way up there...

View from atop pyle's...


View of breakfast, sans utensils of course...


First of 7 peanut butter balls (recipe to come soon over on primal fusion!)


From a top Pyle's Peak, you can here absolutely nothing but a slight breeze at 9am...



Highest point in SD...

More not flat
Total stats...
  • Elevation gain: 5,100 ft
  • Distance: 16.25 miles
  • Time: 5hr15min moving time
  • People who were hiking cowle's: way too many!
  • Feet absolutely trashed: 2

This marked the end of another big week at 18.5 hours, so this was just a killer way to end it on a good note!

2 comments:

Paul said...

Hey I know this is a long shot, but I'm going to do the same thing this Sunday AM at the ass crack of dawn. 2-3 hours running/hiking at Mission Trails. Are you interested?

beth said...

Does this mean i need to BYO fork this weekend?