Preparing to walk the Appalachian Trial in the spring of 2011. Currently learning much and preparing by backpacking, hiking, climbing and working out at the gym five days a week. Average day is to climb 2,100 feet over four miles of hiking with backpack weighted with incremental amounts of weight. then hike back with a trip to the gym for upper body workout. I have a lot to learn and the mountain loves to make my huff and puff - but I am slowly mastering it.
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Joshua Tree National Park occupies 800,000 acres in south-eastern California (east of Palm Springs) and offers visitors a wide range of activities, including: nature trails, hiking trails, mountain... more