Jun 30, 2013 - 4:25 pm
Last year about this time, my husband and I went to Petit Jean Mountain (Arkansas) and attempted to take the 2 mile strenuous hike to Cedar Falls. Well, I made it thru two switchbacks and had to turn around...just couldn't do it! So, a year later, we give it another try! It took us 4 hours but I made it down to the falls over rocks and boulders and made it back up (up was much easier for me. I had to stop alot along the way and a very nice young man with a youth group helped Gary get me up and over a few of the very big rocks! We took water but forgot to take me a snack so about two switchbacks from the top, my sguar decides to start dropping..but I was determined if I had to crawl on my hands and knees I was going to get back to the top! And I did!.....I almost cried! Granted, I can barely move today but with my hubbys help and help of a stranger I did it!!!!
Next goal is to hike down into Bryce canyon. End of May 2011, we went to Bryce canyon with the intention of doing just that but I couldn't do it, I was so sick but didn't know that 10 days later I'd be having surgery for Stage 3b colon cancer...so end of August this year, we are going back and we'll be hiking down (with snacks this time) and good news (no boulders to climb over and around) :)
Just had to share! I'm really proud of myself!