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Taking a Break

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

This is my tenth week into my journey to hike the Grand Canyon in October 2022. Wow ten weeks already and I can see and feel the improvement. I can breathe easier, and I do not end up with sore muscles at the end my hikes now. That can only mean it is time to challenge myself further.


I was not able to hike this tenth week, just could not find the time, so a little disappointed in myself. But I tell myself it is OK to take a break after nine weeks of hiking every week.


Next week my challenge will be to conquer the Mystic Canyon trail to “Punk-Out-Point” and then eventually the full 9.5 miles of the Mystic Canyon/Upper Monroe Trail. This trail is in the San Gabriel Mountains, Glendora, California.

You can find more information on the Poop-out and Punk-Out trails at:


This site has loads of information on hiking.


Then I have planned in the near future a hike along the Couger Crest Trail. This trail is about 5 miles and is rated intermediate to difficult. I will again have to take my time. The trailhead here is located in the mountains near Big Bear California. This will be a good exercise as it is at some altitude.


Here is US Forest Service website for more information on this trail.



You can read more about my journey and challenge on my about page.

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