I couldn’t take it anymore, I had to get outside. After a long week in Dallas working at the data center (until Sunday) and it being a holiday week, I had had enough of living in the environment-controlled world of corporate buildings, I needed to breath some fresh air and deal with the heat that comes with spending time out of doors.

I’m pretty sure Kerry didn’t understand my single-minded desire, not just to get outside, but to go on a rigorous hike by myself. Lucky me, even though she didn’t get it and was more than a little worried about me going into the mountains by myself, she didn’t give me too much grief about it.

It was hot, the hike up Squaw Peak was steep and difficult, I drank so much water I thought it would start coming out of my ears, but it was so awesome! This is one of the things that I really love about living in Utah, especially where we do. That I can hop on my scooter and be at any number of beatiful and challenging hiking areas in just a few minutes is awesome. I used to do it all the time when I first came out here for school, but over time I think I’ve gotten used to the scenery and start to ignore it (or at least take it for granted). I need to do this kind of stuff more often. I’ve posted the pictures to the photo gallery over HERE

A lone tree on the side of Squaw Peak