a rocky time in the Rocky Mountains
Grand Lake Travel Blog› entry 10 of 29 › view all entries
September 13th, 2008 – by: erinontour
Unfortunately yesterday it basically rained all day, so there wasn't much opportunity for exploring. In a way this was also good because my leg has been really stiff & sore ever since I tried water skiing - getting even worse in the last few days, which of course resulted in me becoming a hypochondriac and deciding that a) my leg was fractured and I just didn't know it, then b) I had a blood clot/DVT (until I reminded myself that DVT is not actually caused by altitude), then c) I'd torn a ligament (until I reminded myself that ligaments are attached to joints - so then it was a torn muscle instead).
So I spent the entire day inside - reading, interneting, eating, etc - and after a quick online chat shook me from my hypochondria with some practical ideas for my leg (thanks Dr A.), I rested & heat-packed & stretched & iced & ibuprofened... and maybe it all helped.
This morning, after the fog lifted, the sun was shining gloriously & my leg felt ok, so I headed out on an easy hike up North Inlet Trailhead. Actually ended up being close to 7 miles, lots of pretty trees along the way, and a waterfall at the end. Leg still felt a little stiff & not quite right, but it carried me through. In the afternoon I went and explored downtown Grand Lake - the lake itself is the largest natural lake in Colorado, very pretty scenery, and some cute shops along the main street.
And suddenly the world doesn't seem so gloomy & I'm not going to die from my leg injury & Grand Lake is a nice place to visit.
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