Friday, January 29, 2010

Hiking the Trails

So this morning I had talked a friend into hiking the trails with me. Little did I remember that a week ago we had tons and tons of rain. So, needless to say the trails were in less than perfect condition. We get started om our hike with our toddlers in jogging strollers, and after a few minutes I realize why they close the trails during heavy rain and for a while after. There were huge craters and crevices everywhere where the water had run off. In addition there were loose gravel and rocks which made it pretty challenging maneuvering a stroller with a 35 pound kid in it. My friend is athletic and goes to the gym all the time, but she is not used to pushing a stroller up and down hills under these conditions. Not that I am either, but I do walk these trails all the time and it was hard even for me.

To make light of the situation I tell my friend "At least you don't have to go to the gym today!" Her reply "I already went...this morning at 5:30! Thought the hike was going to be a walk in the park." Oopps!


  1. Whow! What did the strollers look like once you got back? Are they ever going to be the same?

  2. Ha,ha,ha...a bit messy but totally functionable.