Ensign Peak - November 24, 2022

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No need to elevate this to the slide show, I just wanted to wish everybody a Happy Turkey Day from the Scatman. I did my annual Thanksgiving day hike up Ensign Peak this morning to burn a few calories before heading off later this afternoon to eat some turkey dinner with my wife's side of the family.

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A look up the lower end of City Creek Canyon on our way to the trailhead

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Ensign is the bump to the left of center

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Almost at the trailhead, with Ensign above

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Ensign Peak

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Shadow time of the year. :)

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Inversion time too. :( Downtown Salt Lake City below

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The monument at the summit

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L-R off in the distance, we have Burrow Peak that can be seen just over the closer ridge, Black Mountain, then Avenue Twin Peaks,
Mount Van Cott, and Mount Wire in the upper right hand corner.

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Happy Turkey Day everybody!

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Know who these gals (lasses) are @Rockskipper? They are the women's basketball team from Ball State
University. I assumed that they must have been in town to play the University of Utah, but they actually played the Utah State
women's team up in Logan yesterday and kicked their arses, 80 - 55! If I had known that, I'd have acted like a bowling ball and
knocked them all back down the hill. :D Utah State, hey Aggies all the way, go Aggies go Aggies, hey hey hey! They were just
stopping on their way to Provo, where they play BYU tomorrow.

This might be my last hike for awhile as I've been dealing with some nasty shin splints, and I really need to rest before I do some kind of permanent damage. If anyone has advice on what to do for them other that rest, ice and stretching, I'm all ears.
 
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Not to worry, they'll have their comeuppance, for it looks like the one in the middle has just been latched onto by a heavy spoon. See how her left elbow's all discombobulated? It's one of the dangers not mentioned in the guide books. As for shin splints, I've always heard that the best cure is to get a mule. (And I first read that as BALI State, not Ball State, and wondered about the bowling ball part of your statement—well about the whole thing, actually.)
 
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Not to worry, they'll have their comeuppance, for it looks like the one in the middle has just been latched onto by a heavy spoon. See how her left elbow's all discombobulated? It's one of the dangers not mentioned in the guide books. As for shin splints, I've always heard that the best cure is to get a mule. (And I first read that as BALI State, not Ball State, and wondered about the bowling ball part of your statement—well about the whole thing, actually.)

Sound advice about the mule. :)

The heavy spoon strikes again!
 
Now I have the Aggies fight song in my head. My kids are going to look at me even more weird than usual if I start to blurt it out.

Shin splints?!
The regular things are necessary... but you can also get some targeted deep tissue massages and a PT could get you some new morning and evening stretching and muscle rituals.
If you want me to ask a real PT, let me know. He's one of my old roommates that I take on trips sometimes, who also knows the Aggie fight song.

Since there is snow now, I could take you sledding... hahaha
 
I could use a touch of altitude sickness to make me forget about my shins. :D
Ill find a horse trail............ that will cure the shins ...................................... or kill you. o_O
 
Now I have the Aggies fight song in my head. My kids are going to look at me even more weird than usual if I start to blurt it out.

Shin splints?!
The regular things are necessary... but you can also get some targeted deep tissue massages and a PT could get you some new morning and evening stretching and muscle rituals.
If you want me to ask a real PT, let me know. He's one of my old roommates that I take on trips sometimes, who also knows the Aggie fight song.

Since there is snow now, I could take you sledding... hahaha

Yeah, that's a catchy tune for sure.

I did buy a massage gun, and use it every other day. I can't tell if it is helping or hindering.

Sure, go ahead and ask him. Maybe if I sang the Aggie fight song while icing my shins I'd have better results. :)

I did make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist up at the Orthopedic Center at the U. My appointment isn't until December 14th though. This guy specializes in running and cycling injuries, so we will see what he has to say.
 
Ill find a horse trail............ that will cure the shins ...................................... or kill you. o_O

Looking forward to it. :thumbsup: Be sure and pack some ice packs for me. :D
 
Yeah, that's a catchy tune for sure.

I did buy a massage gun, and use it every other day. I can't tell if it is helping or hindering.

Sure, go ahead and ask him. Maybe if I sang the Aggie fight song while icing my shins I'd have better results. :)

I did make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist up at the Orthopedic Center at the U. My appointment isn't until December 14th though. This guy specializes in running and cycling injuries, so we will see what he has to say.

Yeah, that's a catchy tune for sure.

I did buy a massage gun, and use it every other day. I can't tell if it is helping or hindering.

Sure, go ahead and ask him. Maybe if I sang the Aggie fight song while icing my shins I'd have better results. :)

I did make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist up at the Orthopedic Center at the U. My appointment isn't until December 14th though. This guy specializes in running and cycling injuries, so we will see what he has to say.
I hear hooking to electrical wires to your shins might work.... I had electrical therapy for healing my torn ligament .....
 
I hear hooking to electrical wires to your shins might work.... I had electrical therapy for healing my torn ligament .....

I wouldn't be surprised if they used a tens unit on my shins. I guess I'll see in a couple of weeks.
 
I wouldn't be surprised if they used a tens unit on my shins. I guess I'll see in a couple of weeks.
Get a head start plug some bare wires into your outlet and go for it ...................... :devil:
 
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