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posted on: May 14, 2013
My husband used to climb Mount Whitney regularly when he was younger and decided this year it had been too long since he had last ventured up--so he decided to take the trek once again...this time, with me in tow. We headed up via the Mountaineer's Route. I had no idea what I was in for or how challenging climbing Whitney would be--I had only heard a few stories in the past. MW is the highest summit in the continental US at around 14,500 feet. If you've ever climbed Half Dome in Yosemite, the trailhead of MW starts at around 8,000 feet, which is close to the elevation at the top of Half Dome. Crazy? Yes. Intense? Mmhmm. Amazing? Most definitely!
Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the top, but the journey was beautiful. I couldn't believe how much the terrain vastly changed from mile to mile. During the climb I swore I would never attempt it again (it was painful at times!), but now that it is after the fact...I may reconsider another attempt. Maybe...
It was a day of firsts for me--using an ice pick, putting on crampons, glissading...there's something about learning and experiencing new things that keeps me going. Time to train for the next adventure!
posted on: April 27, 2013
San Luis Obispo is beyond gorgeous right now--I wish I could show all of you around. Besides allergies, spring is my jam! Josh and I took a hike up Bishop Peak today and we stopped so many times to admire the wildly growing mustard grass. It was a great way to welcome the weekend. Speaking of the weekend--we are attempting a big hike on Sunday and I can't wait to share photos with you (that's if we make it to the top). I'll report back soon!
Have a fantastic one! -J.
posted on: April 23, 2013
So I know we've all heard of Jeni's, but it was my first time visiting one of their scoop shops--I've been wanting to try their ice cream for such a long time now! We hit up the Jeni's in Nashville and it did not disappoint. My picks were the brambleberry crisp and wildberry lavender. Yum! Ice cream is just one of those treats I can't live without...