A week or so ago we went on an adventure and hiked up Scotchman peak. If only I’d known what I was going to go through.. Just some numbers: distance: 6 miles round trip; elevation gain: 3700 ft; hike time: 4.5 hours! It took us longer
It’s the hardest, the steepest and the longest hike I’ve ever done. Hike starts out very steep. Eventually it turns into switch backs, and at last – into rock shale where you can see the mountain goats which is super fun. But it was such a hard work to get through it. There were moments when I felt like I just couldn’t breathe any more or I couldn’t lift my leg at all. It felt like I could just lay down there and close my eyes. Seriously. I am so much out of shape and it’s the worst hike we could pick for that case But I kept going.. I just can’t afford giving up. The views were amazing and stunning, it was worth it. The way back just seems easier. At first we even ran downhill but eventually my legs got very sore that every step became very painful. Cold water bath and my most favorite ever L’Occitane foot cream (with shea butter and lavender!) were the only things I wanted in life after we got home.
It’s nice to look back now and to be proud that we made it. We also agreed to hike up there again next year and till then run, hike other trails and get into better shape
PS: for Ben it wasn’t that hard by the way…)
PPS: those mountain goats are getting way too friendly. Seriously. I think people feed them and now they come close to you looking for food. We had to get off the trail to avoid that goat from the first photo. One lady that we met on the trail told us that a goat licked her water bottle! Ooooh, I wouldn’t let it come that close to me! The goats have pretty big and sharp horns. Be warned