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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Oct 2, 2016

I'm having a hard time coping with getting older. Last year, I dealt with a bone bruise (sesamoid) on my left foot and a nagging hip twinge (due to weak adductors). Having dealt with the previous problems, I've got a new one to my right foot (probably cuboid syndrom). Knowing the doctor is going to tell me to stay off it, I thought I'd quickly get in a shorter hike before I'm told not to.

So, to recognize my geezer status, I took my first steps toward acceptance and chose to dress more age appropriately. I selected some comfy brown corduroy slacks, a stylish hat, and my favourite spectacles. And then I set off to visit the lovely but frigid Lady Peak.





The snow line starts at 1,900m (none on Cheam as it receives far more sun).




Once I topped out, I finally got some sunshine. It wasn't too warm yet though, so I had to put on a cardigan.






Having ascended in a pair of soft loafers, I still had to return. There was about a centimetre of fresh snow on everything, so some of the ledges were a bit sketchy.


Sure enough, after carefully picking my way back down, I took a spill on safe ground once I started relaxing and not paying attention. Fortunately, I didn't break any brittle bones, and carried on with an uncharacteristically spry pace. I checked out the connector trail to the Cheam-Lady col, then returned down the main trail.


A final look back at the lovely Lady.


STATS
Just under 9km return including detour


Animal sightings
2 bears
1 squirrel
1 grouse
1 dog

Parking
I was the first vehicle up in the morning. Being old means getting up at 5am to pee, so I just stayed up. By the time I was leaving though, the lot was full, and a continuous stream of big shiny pick-ups were making their way up the road.



<the real story is I didn't have any of my hiking gear with me - I did manage to scavenge a borrowed backpack at least>
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 07:24 PM
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Cool report. I like this one.
We got a bit of snow on McFarlane on Saturday, nice to see how much stuck.
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Nifty report with a touch of casual attire! What a great combination

Your aching this+that sentiments strike a chord with this ol' hiker. I am in pain every day but hike on nonetheless. This year our hiking motto changed to "SSS" for Short, Steep and Scenic. We traveled BC, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California hunting down nice trails, with a good climb, good views and modest length. Had to do that or one of six degraded skeletal-ligament body parts scream bloody murder. Thank the good Lord for Ibuprofen and celebrex.

If it's of any interest, the Orthopaedic physicians and physiotherapists at UBC sports medicine do some interesting things to improve/repair nasty joints and connective tissue. I'm scheduled for a physio "needling" session and blood platelet injections at UBC this week. I was unaware of such things until they prescribed these treatments.

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That hat will make anyone look old.

Looks like some seriously slick conditions, but having never been up there, I will trust your judgement. : )
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Good stuff, you did well, whatever you decide to wear, the steady stream of traffic/trucks going up/down though is a bummer this time of year..
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This was the "over flow parking" when I was there a few weeks ago. Then there was even more 4x4's that were parked only about half way up the road as they were two scared to get their vehicles dirty crossing the ditches.

Thankfully we were up early also and missed rush hour.

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I know the pain man...after years of not quite letting the little injuries heal, they are catching up on me. I'm going on 6 weeks with no running, hikingmor basketball. Don't know what is wrong with knee yet and I've been to every color in the rainbow for practicioners.
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This was the "over flow parking" when I was there a few weeks ago. Then there was even more 4x4's that were parked only about half way up the road as they were two scared to get their vehicles dirty crossing the ditches.

Thankfully we were up early also and missed rush hour.

Was this a weekend when it was this busy? How early did you get up there to avoid all the rush?
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Was this a weekend when it was this busy? How early did you get up there to avoid all the rush?

This was Sunday Sept 11. We got up there about 8:30-9 am and the picture was taken around 1 pm. We did not stay long at the top as we could see the hordes of people coming up the hill.
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That hat will make anyone look old.


This is like classic J&K

Re aging. Yes, and ..? Just bite it back and live your life. I have bunion size of small boulder, anything > 20km makes me want to stay in bed whole day after, knees and joints object more and more on descents, .... list goes on. So what. Adjust, specially nutrition, but keep going. The day you stop doing what you like you stop living.
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This was Sunday Sept 11. We got up there about 8:30-9 am and the picture was taken around 1 pm. We did not stay long at the top as we could see the hordes of people coming up the hill.
This weekend there was one vehicle, mine. There was also a windstorm of epic proportions blowing (70km/h) ice into all our faces. I wish we had gone up with the OP ...
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