I recently received a request for me to write something in my blog. As some of you may know, one of my passions is TRAVEL. I admit there hasn't been much in the last couple of years. Until this girl is able to throw caution to the wind and get on that plane, I've decided to do the next best thing. Travel in my own backyard!
|actually my front yard|
We live in a very beautiful area at the base of Mt. Rose, approximately 20/25 minutes drive to Lake Tahoe. Our view of the mountains are truly majestic and hidden hikes are everywhere. Miles and miles of easy, moderate and strenuous trails are within 5 minutes away. The reason for my interest/obsession is fourfold. There is some chatter about preparing for the Inca Trail, a trek to Macchu Picchu which would be a "bucket list" trip of a lifetime. Isn't it on everyone's? I think I need some conditioning for this, plus, I would like to survive! It would be embarassing to have to evacuate from the trek on the back of a llama! (I do love llamas, though.)
|Looks like fun, huh?|
Secondly, I just finished a book about Grandma Gatewood. Who is that you may ask? Cliff note version, it's about a 67 year old grandma who literally takes off for a walk by herself on the Appalachia Trail. The trail happens to be over 2000 miles long, beginning in Georgia and finishing up in Maine. And she does it with her tennis shoes on! The third reason. To get into better shape, drop some poundage (I think I've heard this part before!) Lastly, I have another book (yes, I'm a bookaholic) which is comprised of most of the hikes in and around Reno and Lake Tahoe. So, my quest begins... The goal is to complete most of these hikes.
Now, if you don't mind reading about some great hikes, humor me as I "log" my "travels" Maybe it will lead to Macchu Picchu or the Camino.... Hope so! Stay tuned....