9/11 hike to remember

I always try to escape somewhere on 9/11 for some quiet time & to reflect. I remember working at the Disney Sports Clubhouse & not being able to get thru to my college roommate Olympia, who was working near the Pentagon. And now 19 years later, I’m staying with her beautiful family prior to starting my life changing adventure & she is thriving. 🇺🇸 #neverforget911

My hikes (yes, plural) today reminded me that we only live once & need to embrace every minute. Be your own hero. 🦸‍♀️ Here’s to living life on the edge……

I have numerous random thoughts on a trek & today I smiled at all those experiences that have shaped me & many were represented today…… a bear shirt from LRU 🐻, a face mask from the Y 🤙, day bag from runDisney 👟 , bracelet from Kilimanjaro 🏔 , ring from Everest ⛰, necklace from Machu Picchu 🇵🇪 …..

Royal arch trail in Boulder was the perfect pick to start this trip of a lifetime. Lots of scrambling over rocks, mud to trounce thru from the recent snowfall & a view to be proud of accomplishing with a 1500’ elevation gain. It was great to lace up the hiking boots again, get my trekking legs motoring and get lost in the peace & serenity of a mountain top. Highly recommend it if you ever travel to Boulder. 🙌

2nd hike of the day was the Mount Sanitas Peak Trail. Damn. I kicked my own a$$ today. My first GDC moment. Got a little lost for the first 30 minutes. But it’s OK. I have nowhere else to be. 😆 Challenging uphill climb + my mental block was fierce. Needless to say I spent an hour at the summit to recover. Ultimately it was a great trail.

But as I write this I can barley walk. Lol. 25k steps most straight uphill & this FL girl is learning the hard way I’m not 25 anymore. I underestimated the altitude affect too. Shower. Rest. Done. 😴

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

One thought on “9/11 hike to remember

  1. Looks like a great day! I arrived in Orlando on 9/11 for sports meetings I’ll never forget where I was on a plane landed at 10 am. My family remembers waiting to hear from me my heart goes out to those that lost loved ones!❤️❤️


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