Good morning day five of April’s A-Z blogging six days a week Yea Fun.
So today is the letter E..
E is for exhaustion, like when you accidentally run to the top of a mountain.
Last week I ran to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, yes by accident.
It is early spring here in the San Bernardino Mountain range.
I had driven to Big Bear hoping to do a nine mile or so run. Some how I got it in my head to try to run some of the Sugar Loaf Mountain trail and just explore that area a little bit.
As I approached the mountain there was a lot of snow at the higher altitudes and I was kicking myself, yeah there was to much snow to run to the top of the mountain today and I probably wouldn’t even make it very far on the trail.
Than I began running up from the locked gate where I parked my car and discovered something like six trails I had never seen before.
I wanted to explore every trail.
Even if there was snow at the higher altitudes, I knew I would not be bored today and my attitude improved.
So I decided to run as far up Sugar Loaf Mountain as I could get in the snow.
Surprisingly the very well marked trail up the mountain had very little snow and I some how made it all the way up to the summit.
That is an elevation gain of 2,100 feet.
That is why the letter E is for Exhaustion.
|From near the summit; Baldwin lake in the distance|