No blogging the past few days because I have been so tired in the evenings.
On Friday the boys and I hiked with some friends up to the summit of Spencer Butte.
This is not a difficult hike, except for a bit of scrambling over rocks at the very top. Here is a map. The distance is 1.1 miles, and the elevation gain is 722 feet (trail head is 1,340 feet, summit is 2,062 feet). So that is an average of a 12% grade.
So on Monday I thought, "Rainy days predicted for most of this week, so why not try the hike up Mount Pisgah?"
Uhg. It was grueling! Part of the reason was that I think pushing the jogging stroller was quite a bit more work that wearing Gallant in the ergo. And part of the reason was that even though the summit is lower, the trail head is much lower.
Here are two maps. The distance is 1.4 miles, and the elevation gain is 1,050 feet (trail head is 479 feet, summit is 1,529 feet). So that is an average of a 14%
Now I need to catch up on blogging. Tomorrow...