I didn't though. The people I went with definitely wouldn't of let me. They were great cheerleaders, but I definitely felt like the runner who finishes last at the end of the race... but most importantly, I finished. This hiking path, I believe, will be my main training. I have a feeling I will be knowing this hiking path like the back of my hand come next Fall. It's ascent is close to the 2nd hiking option with Team Diabetes in Ireland at Wicklow. This path in Calabogie starts with a pretty easy ascent (as it was the first one) to Eagles Nest. What an amazing view. You feel like you are on top of the world. We then continued onto Manitou Trail all the way up to Sky Walk. Which brought us to even more amazing views. Now I felt extremely sore, sweaty and tired.
I'm looking forward to tackling this one again, and maybe bring my good camera (left it at home this first time around as I didn't know what to expect with this being the greatest distance I have ever done in one go.) Have you ever hiked this area? Tell me of your stories! The next day, I drove back up this way to show my mom and sister where I hiked and we saw 2 male Bald Eagles and 1 big female. It was amazing!
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Have a great day, and I'm looking forward to my next blog entry which will be when I receive my copy of the Calendar Journal for Fundraising! I cannot wait to flip through the pages and hold a book that I created.
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.