Crazy people hiking in the red rocks...

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My favorite shot of the day
Today was nuts!! Can I please start off by saying I FREAKING HATE HIKING. My meager attempts at exercise involve being in a seriously air-conditioned room on a treadmill doing not-very-fast with an iPod and a news periodical. It also involved leaving for a shower and a massage after 20 minutes. That my friends - is my idea of a workout. =)

Mel, RJ and John promised us an easy hike. I was a little wary when I saw the sign which said "Icebox trail - 2.5 miles - DIFFICULT" and RJ flashed a sweet smile and said "it's EASY, don't worry!!" and somehow hypnotized the common sense right out of me. So off we went, hiking in the Red Rocks today across these insane "trails" which were really humongous and loose boulders in an attempt to find a waterfall.
John: you can do it, you little wimp!
We freaking scaled up sketchy riverbeds, scuttled down rocky inclines and we made it about a mile and a half in and I had to stop and rest underneath a large boulder because I was dying. My eczema came out a little on the hike, and I'm usually embarrassed to death when I get the awful welts that come from heat rashes, but my TBs were SOOO sweet!! Mel offered me a hat, but her head was too small so Matt ended up giving me his. Tracy offered me a long sleeved shirt. Jillian gave me many encouraging words and I just felt LOVED and RELAXED and it wasn't that big of an issue. 

Unfortunately, after some of us rested, some of us did jumping-on-boulders shots and lots of "rock porn" that Mel directed (not sure I couldn't see, it coulda been nuthin!) we had to turn around and leave because we didn't quite go fast enough and needed to get back for the real meetup at 3 Angry Wives Pub.
Some crazy trials! Thankfully, did not go on these...
It was hilarious though, as you'll likely see in the array of pictures we've come back with. I've never hung out with a more fun group =)

Examples are..
15 minutes worth of people asking Matt "say aluminum! Do it again! Say brilliant! Say crumpet!"
Mel directing some J3 rock porn on top of a large boulder.
RJ sucking on his water bladder like a binkie.
John negotiating strip teases.

We all so desperately wanted to take a nap before the meetup, or eat, as most of us didn't have breakfast in an attempt to get to Red Rocks on time. But we dragged our asses into the shower, into a new set of clothes and off to the pub. Once again many many many props to Mel for keeping us together and on time to and from all the festivities!
jenn79 says:
I would watch! and take pics of you with my zoom lens. Or hire a helicopter! =D
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
vances says:
Hmmm, so I guess you won't be signing up for my "TB does the Knife Edge" tour?
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
Africancrab says:
Great blog girlfriend
Posted on: Apr 10, 2008
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My favorite shot of the day
My favorite shot of the day
John: you can do it, you little wi…
John: you can do it, you little w…
Some crazy trials! Thankfully, did…
Some crazy trials! Thankfully, di…
Our awesome group before hiking!!
Our awesome group before hiking!!
Tracy
Tracy
RJ and his water bladder
RJ and his water bladder
I LOVE JILLIAN!!
I LOVE JILLIAN!!
First arrivers for hiking
First arrivers for hiking
Driving to Red Rock Canyon
Driving to Red Rock Canyon
Sal is trying to run over TBs!
Sal is trying to run over TBs!
Joy, John, Jillian and James - woa…
Joy, John, Jillian and James - wo…
J3 express!!
J3 express!!
A half-group shot in the trees!
A half-group shot in the trees!
Matt, Harriet and Sal!
Matt, Harriet and Sal!
More half-group shots!
More half-group shots!
Yay our whole group! (minus me)
Yay our whole group! (minus me)
Mel and Jillian
Mel and Jillian
sal, Mel and James
sal, Mel and James
Harriett, Tracy and RJ
Harriett, Tracy and RJ
Why are they showing me their butt…
Why are they showing me their but…
John
John
John, one of our fearless leaders.
John, one of our fearless leaders.
Red Rock Canyon
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