Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hiking at the Superstition Mountains

Today I went hiking with my most awesome big bro Richard, my nephew Marcus, my sweet co-worker/friend Mandi, and my brother's physical therapist Tina on the Superstition Mountain to the Flat Iron. Richard has been inviting me for the past 10 years or so to do this and I thought gee I'll wait until I'm old, fat, and out of shape to do this. We started out about 7:30am ish, I know I was up that early on a Saturday. Richard warned me that it was a hard hike and boy he wasn't kidding. I must of ticked him off some when I was little:) After some falls and a little bit of blood I was doing okay but then I hurt my hip. I opted out of going all the way up to Flat Iron because I was hurting pretty bad and I know coming down was going to be a doosie! After about an hour and a half they finally came back and it was down we went. Thank you so much Richard for waiting for your poor spazy sister with absolutely no grace what's so ever. I did manage to do a mighty terrifically embarrassing fall on my hiney but alls well that ends well. I can say that I made it up the mountain pretty far and I am slightly impressed with myself. Granted I can't walk now but the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for the invite but sorry that will be the last time I attend that hike:)


This is Mandi...isn't she cute!
My awesome brother Richard! That's Tina in the background.

This was in the beginning because I'm still smiling!
Richard, Marcus, and Mandi. Yay we are done!

8 comments:

The Dillon 6 said...

beautiful -- but isn't that snake land?? scary!!

The Self's said...

I'm impressed Joele! I love to look at the mountains, but I've never been hiking. I like sticking to the flat ground to get my exercise ;). It's good to see that Richard is getting around so good after his traumatic spill.

Joele and Matt said...

Mel, I knew it was going to be hard but I had no idea how hard it really was. I am praying right now that someone will come and shoot me to put me out of my pain and agony!!:) I will take the easier hikes next time.

Melissa, it is snake land but luckily I think it hasn't warmed up enough for them to be out alot. I know I didn't see any but loads of interesting bugs and lizards.

Corinne said...

I'm so impressed. We've always wanted to go, but we're total wimps. Besides, we've had the excuse of being to busy with school and work to use, so why not. I wonder what we'll say when we finish :)

Tai said...

Oh Joelle...I really think you are one of the funniest people I know!! I bet you are really sore!! The pics are fabulous!

Rubalcava's said...

I've haven't gone yet either...maybe when I get back. I hope you're walking better.

CASSIE said...

I am still jealous! Hey, you did it and survived! Thats something!

Joele and Matt said...

Vanessa and Corinne you will have to give it a try! (as I laugh my evil laugh...bwhahahaha) Cassie-I'm still not sure if I survived! The pain and agony!!!!