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Still sick, but hiking anyway

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Well, I’m still a bit sick. Things are getting better, but this is getting really old.

Last year, winter was our biggest hiking season. So far, the same is holding true this year. Sarah and I did some hiking during time off last week, and also hiked both days this weekend. I haven’t been back on the bike since my last attempt at riding, but I hope to ride again soon. Hiking is more manageable when sick, as it’s less aerobic and I generally don’t work as hard at it.

Anyway, here are some photos from our hike on New Year’s Day — we hiked the Frances Slocum Trail at Frances Slocum State Park. There was a bit of snow, but not enough to warrant snowshoes. Some spots were slick; we may need to get some crampons, eventually, for hikes like this where snowshoes are overkill, but our boots don’t grip too well.

The park, and this trail, have an interesting story. The short version: in 1778, a group of Delaware Indians kidnapped a little girl named Frances Slocum. The first night, they held her captive under a rock ledge along this trail. But you should read the full story, it’s worth it.

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Frances Slocum Lake

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Rob

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Shadows

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Sarah, tackling a tricky, slick part of the trail

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Rock overhang

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Icicles

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Another view of the lake

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Snow on rocks

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Rock ledge where Frances was supposedly held hostage

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The view from near the shelder. I can think of worse places to be held hostage.

2 Responses to “Still sick, but hiking anyway”

  1. furiousball Says:

    haha, great shots. love that exuberant Rob on the move

  2. Marty Says:

    Nice shots – and I’ll say it again, you’re the man for going out with a chest cold. I’m much more of a wimp.

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