Off Trail Again???

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by merlin, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Yes! Another exciting adventure amongst the boulders and rock cliffs on a gorgeous early autumn day. Strenuous and somewhat treacherous, especially with the loose footing after some rains, and the scramble and rock climb to get to the top of the mesa, at age 78 and a half!

    But the vistas, trees, rocks, landscapes, and connections with nature continue to be remarkable, and deeply meaningful and inspiring.

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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    Well, I'm 20 years younger, and sometimes push myself too hard on my own hikes and bike rides, but I hope to be still doing so at your age. Glad you folks got some rain; we're bone dry here, with no rain in sight, and the first 5 days of Autumn expected to hit 90. Glad I went to the eastern part of the state to higher elevations for the first day of Autumn.
     
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  3. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Thanks for viewing and commenting, Tony. It is vital for me to spend lots of time outdoors, connecting with nature, and I am fortunate to be able to still hike and kayak.

    Yesterday's rains were the first in almost a month!
     
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  4. bs1946

    bs1946 FujiXspot Regular

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    Wonderful photos. There was a time when I would scramble all over those rocks and never give it a thought. The other day, I was in a local state forest and wanted to go down a steep bank to photograph the river that runs through the park. But as I started down the bank, my body reminded me that I'm a lot older than I sometimes think I am. Getting old definitely s**ks.
     
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  5. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Don't give in, but be smart and know the limitations. Thanks!