Monday, September 12, 2011

An adventure

Last week I went with my friend Lee to the Timpanogas caves here in Utah. I was all excited to see it. We rode his Harley up the canyon and because we were riding, I wore long pants and tennis shoes and socks. It was warm and sunny and I didn't even think about getting too hot. Now I knew it was a hike to the caves. They recommended taking an hour and a half to get to the top. HAH! I just knew I would just hike my little booty right up to the top. Easy peasy, right?









It was so beautiful, just like a postcard. We had bought a little booklet with things to look at on the way up. I got the idea to take a picture of the markers.








The first half I did good. Then I got a hot flash and the sun was beating on my head and this trail was all hugely uphill with switch backs...Then ok, no marker pictures. I was struggling to breathe!Lee pointed out the little tiny ant like people at the top. That was it, I was never going to make it. I felt like I was about to spontaneously combust.













Yes, this is a pathetic picture, I know, I know.


Then a grandma passed me huffing and puffing. Now I know I am a grandma too, but this was like a GREAT grandma....you know blue hair type grandma. Not that there is anything wrong with blue hair. Just in case you like, have it....Anywho I was beat, but not that beat. I took off my shoes and rolled up my pants as high as they could go and dumped my water bottle on my head and down my shirt. I was determined to walk up the beast. So I did. (muttering under my breath the whole way)










Please note the red face and the wet hair and shirt....But by gosh I was there. I am so glad I got up there cause' the caves were incredible. What natural beauty. I gotta show a couple of pictures, but they dont do it justice.
































Pretty cool stuff this cave thing....Thank gosh for blue hair and great grandma's and here's to you whoever you are!

17 comments:

Miss 376 said...

hehe, think we all need a bit of competition sometimes. Well worth the effort

Jody said...

Hooray for you!!

Jenxo said...

hah well done you and it wouldve been worth it too as the caves wouldre been nice and cool...

Joanne Lendaro said...

hahaha!! Cute post!! Congrats on making it to the top!! Pictures are fantastic...

Maria said...

Good on ya Girl!!!! It was well worth the climb.Beautiful caves.
You reminded me of my not so long ago treks up rocks in Gorges to see waterfalls.Check out some of my older posts.
AND I am a Great Granny. LOL

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Well, YAY for you! I've never been there either..so sad that we are surrounded by all this beauty and have not taken advantage of it..but you can say now that YOU DID IT! Yay!

Jenny said...

Such a cute post! I knew you would do it! You are a fighter!

jillytacy said...

Sounds like quite an adventure! Looks like your persistence paid off. the caves are cool!

Patty said...

Yay you made it! A little pain never hurt anybody, right?

Margaret said...

Brilliant, well done you and your determination! well worth it!! Mx

Jo said...

Amazing looking shots!!! ... wow! what an adventure ... and yeah for surprise cardio!!! well not really, but I bet it's a good feeling to accomplish the climb!

roc said...

you make me laugh! you made it - that is all that matters! your pictures are awesome!

gin said...

awesome! can't keep a good girl down!

Angela said...

Good for you! It looks amazing, well worth the effort :)

Quiltingranny said...

So glad you made it. Times like these when we can push past our selfs and make it to the top that we know life is good!

Marva said...

LOL! What a great photo!!!! Been there, well not that particular hike, but you know what I mean. You took your shoes off and hiked barefoot?!!! Glad to see a smile on that gorgeous face!

Something Special said...

Hi Melinda, I am from (UtahValley, actually Provo) so I am very familiar with the Timpanogos cave. That is my favorite mountain in Utah. I loved your post about climbing up to it, and your pictures very much. I am glad you made it! lol