Day 30 – Skating on Thin Ice, No I Mean MUD!

Today we went skating on Sleeping Giant, I grew up ice skating in New England, however mud skating is an entirely new sport to me.

We made a quick breakfast accompanied by a morning rainbow before heading out.

Today we hiked the east side of Sleeping Giant.  6 years ago we did the other trail up Sleeping Giant. It was humid today going up, we didn’t have any rain until we hit the picnic shelter.

I remained at the picnic area while Mike continued up on Sleeping Giant’s face.  While I sat, I had sun on one side and the other side of the mountain was rain.  Mike did get caught in a downpour, with the rain going sideways at one point.

After Mike returned from hanging out on the giant’s face, we started our descent.  The rains came and went as we went down.  At times we were skating on the mud going down.  Would have loved to have photos of it, but it just wasn’t safe to do that. At one point, Mike had to plant himself as I skated down and act as stop for me.  I laughed a lot of the way down, stomping and skating on/in the mud.  Was very happy to have my hiking pole with me, it helped!

At the car, we cleaned up with jugs of water and Action Wipes, best things to clean up with.

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Mike was thoughtful enough to bring fresh fruit for our after hike snack. Going downhill in the mud is tiring and this natural sugar boost helped restore some energy.

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We had to run to Costco for gas and some mac nuts. Then we went to lunch at Street Burger again. This time we shared a burger and a salad.

We came home and were exhausted. We cleaned off shoes/socks and had to run a load of laundry after that hike.  While we were preparing dinner we got the neighborly notification that Jason had fresh caught ahi.  Off Mike went to purchase 2  and 1/2 lbs of fresh ahi. Can’t wait for Wednesday’s dinner.

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Sunset wasn’t as dramatic as last night, but still to watch sunset on the beach is a treat and tonight I had friend, Grady watch with me.

 

About hikergal

enjoying hiking the woods of Connecticut and the corner of three states. On occasion hike outside of this area. I always hike with my best buddy, best hiking partner, my husband.
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