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Tam via Temelpa

2008-03-10 03:57:23.672459+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Chris had called for a hike this morning, but it didn't start 'til 10, and was just Mountain Home Inn down to Muir Woods and back up. However, there was silence from the usual scotch night crowd, and I felt like being social, so rather than go do a bike ride I drove down to the southern ridge of Mount Tam. Nobody else showed up, so being the heartless villain that I am, I asked Chris if he felt like a little bit of aerobic hiking, and took him up Temelpa.

At some point, undoubtedly trying to foil my dastardly plans by getting me monologuing, Chris asked if my parents were athletic, and I answered "no, not really", but then I realized that I didn't have a baseline. They didn't "work out", and I don't remember the family hiking or biking anywhere near the level I do now, but we did paddle the length Allagash Wilderness Waterway as a family, when we were in the Grand Canyon my dad and I hiked to the bottom and back in a day, and I thought of this sort of thing as normal.

So, what's a baseline for "athletic"?

By the way, the view from the top of Tam was spectacular, it didn't come out in my camera (lousy contrast in the blues at the high end of the range), but we could see clear to the Sierra, and some snow capped peaks north, another person at the top thought in might be the top of the Kings range.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-10 05:11:23.189057+00 by: crasch

Thanks Dan! Curses, you cottoned to my plan to slow you down. :>

When I think of an athletic person, I think of someone who is strong, fast, flexible, coordinated, and not easily winded. Someone who engages in exercise regularly, whether that be an activity with some other primary purpose (farm work, hiking) or an organized sport (soccer, boxing).

BTW, you mind if I hotlink/copy the photo?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-10 10:05:19.300673+00 by: Dan Lyke

Photo is yours, link to a full-res version in your email.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-10 14:26:47.606696+00 by: Dan Lyke

Chris's pictures from the hike.