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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-08-03 21:37
Subject: [photos] (Sort of) The Vedauwoo Hike
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Sunday morning the Launch Pad crew, or at least most of us, went for a hike at the Vedauwoo rocks outside of Laramie. We hiked around this rock feature (which fills most of the center of that aerial view), which is about a three mile trail a bit above 8,000 feet, with moderate elevation changes.

Having already walked half an hour that morning, I charged right into this hike like nothing had ever been wrong with me. A little less than a mile in, Steven Gould, Paul Witcover and Deanna Hoak decided to do a non-technical ascent of one of the rock faces. I followed them up perhaps a hundred, hundred and fifty feet. We hung around, took pictures, had our pictures took, scrambled down again and resumed the hike.

I haven’t done anything like that since long before I got sick. And it felt amazing. The energy from that hike has buoyed me mentally and emotionally through the day since, even as my body is bitching a bit about the effort expended. Amazing stuff. I feel better than I have since the excellent cancer adventure began.

Unfortunately, I only got a few of the photos loaded before some combination of weirdness between Flickr and the campus network here made uploading impossible. So I will give you this one photo of the area, and with luck post many more tomorrow:

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-08-04 05:24 (UTC)
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feel better than I have since the excellent cancer adventure began.

Worth the entire trip. ;)
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User: nymwae
Date: 2008-08-04 05:42 (UTC)
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I spent a lot of time as a kid in those rocks. I'm glad you felt well enough to enjoy it! :)
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