- Aug 18, 2018
Endless fun in the boulders with nobody around off trail!
Yeah it got back to -30s last night haha. We're gonna slowly come out of it over the day today though!Lol.... Took grandaughter to airport in Bozeman this afternoon.. almost texted you to come to dinner Jackson,. When we left the airport at 530 p it was -28.
Best to you Scatman with your shin splints. I have a friend who has gotten them at times. Loved your photos. Also that one bird in your last photo appears to be a Stellers Jay and not a Scrub Jay. Best to you!
I haven't hiked since Thanksgiving Day due to severe shin splints, and that was a short twenty minute trip to the top of Ensign Peak. I've been resting, icing, stretching and elevating my shins religiously, but with little to no improvement. To keep from going stir crazy today, I hiked up Mount Wire with my daughter who is in town on her X-mas break from school. It was a balmy day here in Salt Lake today with a 40 degree reading at the trailhead. It felt like I hadn't hiked in a month. When we reached the summit, we had it all to ourselves which is rare for Wire, being a pretty popular hike/trail run.
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Snowman on the Shoreline Trail
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I think that this glove is trying to tell me something? If only I was bright enough to
figure it out.
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A magpie keeping an eye on me
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I really liked the contrast between the brown leaves and the snow
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Are we there yet? My shins want to know.
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My nemesis for the day, taking it all in
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Looking up towards the Living Room
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A lone red leaf
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Wait for me!
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Lookout Peak to the east
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Antelope Island to the northwest
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The final push to the summit
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The sun trying to peak through
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Katie approaches the summit
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Time to climb the beacon
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A BCP greeting to @Rockskipper from the top of the beacon
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Great day to be out
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Heading back down, with Antelope Island in the distance
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Some intelligent deer in the foothills.
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A scrub jay back at the Shoreline Trail
@scatman - I wish you a speedy recovery!
Like @Bob I wonder about your shoes.
The Moab Merrell you use have a staggering 11mm drop , so you’re essentially walking in high heels all day and they are super heavy. A foot injury forced me to try out different shoes this summer and I will never return to the old ones, (you know which ones I mean).
@Ugly convinced me to get into a lower drop shoe and what a difference hiking, woohoo…! There’s a transition time, but it’s worth it.
There are so many different shoes (high, low and zero off set / drop) and so many different shoe inserts. Do you need arch support -and if yes- how much? Does a shoe with lots of cushioning help or not? Lots of variables!
I don’t know what kind of shoe is best for shin splints, but both Altra and Hoka let you try out their shoes for 30 day on trail and return them, if you’re not happy.
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