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Lake, I am coming!

08 Jul

Holy heat wave! Man, it’s toasty. I have been running inside on the treadmill in the morning to avoid the heat. It’s still hot! BUT, I am SO thankful the heat started AFTER the half marathon. Running long distances in this heat would be extremely unpleasant. But, I guess climbing Mt. Adams in this heat Saturday, with the reflection off the snow is going to be strenuous, too. Oooh boy.

I spent nearly two hours at REI last night. I was sleep deprived, and kept on forgetting what I needed. After a couple near meltdowns, I left with everything I needed both from the rental department and from purchases:

Ice Axe

Trekking poles

Hiking Boots

Gators

SPF pants that zip off into shorts (North Face on sale)

Polarized sunglasses (they were cheap!)

Croakies

Wool hiking socks

Cliff Bars

Everything else I already have.

So, Trout Lake is the nearest town to Mt. Adams, and it is supposed to be 96 degrees there tomorrow. I do NOT have to worry about getting cold at night.

How will I get relief from the heat tomorrow? Sitting inside an air-conditioned car for the 4 1/2 hour drive tomorrow. Fun. So, tonight after work, I am heading to the lake to cool off. I cannot wait.

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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in Outdoor fun, Running, Travel

 

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