Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cold Hiking

We're cold!  My ennui knows no bounds. Yesterday it was too cold to even hike.  We're trying to stay out of retail due to the rates of flu in the state.  When it's this steenking cold and we can't go in the stores, there really isn't much to do.  We ended up going to Target and avoiding the cold and flu medicine aisles.

Last week we visited ABE to discuss new wheels for Jim's mountain bike.  My Stan's NoTubes wheels have just been wonderful, so Jim is getting a set as well.  This is Spenser the shop dog.  He's being incredibly cute in hopes of getting a treat. It works well.

These are flowers in a container in the same cluster of shops.  They're probably frozen hulks of dead vegetation after the last two nights here.  It has been in the low 20s.

Today we hiked the Starr Pass trail out of the Genser Trailhead.  It's a sunny trail which was good.  We saw horses at the water tank.

Here I am at the top of the hike.  Note that I am wearing long pants, which I really do not enjoy.  Shorts are better.

There were a lot of mountain bikers out today.  Apparently there was some sort of bike demo being held at the trailhead.  They were operating out of a Penske rental truck so we couldn't tell whose bikes were being demoed.

We hiked hard, breathed heavily and it was a good time outside.  Note to future self, the green jacket is too warm at 44 degrees, a heavy shirt would have been better since the sun was out. 

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