Thursday, July 3, 2008
So on Monday, the Singles Ward hiked the G for the Family Home Evening activity. (For those who are unaware, "the G" refers to the giant white letter that appears on the mountainside in Pleasant Grove, near the high school. When I was a kid, Dad told me the G stood for Graham, and I totally believed it. It was even lit up for Homecoming at the time, and I thought, "Wow... someone really likes us.") I had hiked it before, but it was easily a decade ago, and although I remembered it being somewhat strenuous a hike back then, I thought I'm in much better shape now, I'm sure I can handle it. So we went, and I pushed myself up that mountain. Though only under a mile in length, it is WAY steeper than I remember it being, and by the end, I was ready to pass out, which I almost did against the white latticed sheet metal that gives the G its color visible from the valley below. I don't know why I pushed myself so hard up the mountain... Maybe it's because there was another fellow immediately behind me and I didn't want to get passed up. In any case, it was a pretty fun time, and the cookies waiting for us at the trailhead were quite tasty and well-earned. Luckily they also provided bottled water for those who didn't bring their own. My word, two hikes in one week! Summertime indeed. It's better at night, it seems the allergies don't act up quite as much as during daytime hours.
So I learned all you have to do is push yourself as much as is safely possible and there will be rest at the end. Almost an allegory, that. And the view WAS spectacular.
P.S. Three posts in one night?? I guess that's what happens when my internet goes away for two days.