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TRAVEL THEME – MOUNTAINS

Ain’t no mountain high enough…

Oooooooh yes there is!  Mount Washington in New Hampshire is the highest peak in the Northeastern US, looming at 6,288 ft.  (1,917 m) and back in the day, I climbed up that baby.  Never having done anything like that before, and at a friend’s suggestion, I packed some things and joined him and his 76 year old mom for the trek of my lifetime!  Little did I know what I was getting myself into.  I won’t bore you with the details but suffice it to say, half way up I was totally incapable of looking down.  Vertigo!  Who knew?  But if you know nothing else about me, know this.  I AM NOT quitter.  So without ever looking back, I made it to the top of that mother of a mountain, where I literally kissed the ground before pulling myself up over the edge and onto my wobbly legs.

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My friend was an experienced climber, so I felt (reasonably) safe.  His 76 year old mom, by the way, was ahead of me every step of the way.  And I DID take a vehicle to the bottom.  Hey! One way is better than no way.

Make click on her link your way over to Ailsa’s at Where’s My Backpack for more on mountains.  Thanks Ailsa. And thanks to all of you for stopping by.

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28 thoughts on “TRAVEL THEME – MOUNTAINS

  1. Totally understand how you must have felt Gemma, high five for getting to the top !
    I found coming down a trail in the Grand Canyon was fear inducing !!

    • Truth be told, I would LOVE to do it again. But I still would NOT look down! ;-). As it willed probably not happen again, I’m glad I have the memories.

  2. Your words and amazing journey inspired me my friend, ” So without ever looking back, I made it to the top of that mother of a mountain, where I literally kissed the ground before pulling myself up over the edge and onto my wobbly legs.” I hope one day I can do the same. Wish me luck!

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