Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hike up to Poo-Poo Point

Today started early with a phone call from Erik the PT, calling to advise that he has a terrible cold and asking if I'd like to reschedule today's appointment. That would be a big yes, summer colds are the worst. So we decided we would hike the Chirico trail. We have not done this hike since July 2008, when we were back in the GPNW for Vicki's retirement party. I swear I do not remember it being that steep! It's 2 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation. We made it up in 55 minutes, we used to be able to do it in 49; but we're older now.

This is so weird. We moved from Issaquah in 1996, we used to live next door to Dave, the man in the next picture. In July 2008 we saw him hiking up this trail with his paraglider so he could jump off Poo-Poo point. We saw him again today on the trail. What are the odds of that happening? That pack weighs 40 or 50 pounds. It's heavy!

And here is Dave on the ground.

Dave introduced us to a friend of his who does tandem jumps. Jim and I are seriously thinking about doing one, it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

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