Second time’s a charm? Made it to the top of Mission Peak!!

21 07 2012

Alright so my first attempt at Mission didn’t really go as planned.. we wanted to go all the way to the top but we didn’t because of lack of water and some type of blood sugar raising thing. I went through all my liquid glucose shots and @ $2.00 a bottle I had only brought 2 with me plus other bars and such.

This time however I brought 4 just in case and used 3 of them plus food. It’s the darn NPH… I keep forgetting to change my dosage in the morning! Regardless, we DID make it to the top. It took us two hours but we made it! It has such an elevation increase that your legs are dying the next day! To be honest I thought I was dying while I was still on the trail, too! lol. We took a lot of short breaks which definitely helped. One thing that made this trip up harder than the last was my blood sugar. I was so excited to go hike Mission Peak that I had forgotten to do my insulin shot for breakfast.. I was in such a hurry! When I checked my blood sugar right before taking off up the peak it was really high so during a lot of the hike up I was way out of breath. Which I had no problem with the last time.

I love this trail because of all the crickets jumping around everywhere! Almost every step you take sends a cricket flying off about 3-5 feet away! And there are tons of squirrels… I love squirrels! The animals and bugs here are so cool… I’ve never seen most of these bugs before coming up this trail. It’s crazy how many there are. On the way down we were so excited that we had made it to the top of the peak that we were walking pretty fast. We almost stepped on this super cool snake! Unfortunately, this part of the trail is SUPER narrow … so after jumping because I was so thrown off guard by almost stepping on the snake I thought I was going to fall off the side of the peak 🙂

This tree looks so awesome to me. It’s all by itself with a cool shadow and with the right camera it would be such a cool shot!

Hiking is definitely my newfound favorite thing to do. It’s so peaceful and adventuresome. It’s really the gateway drug of outdoorsy stuff 🙂 This was only my second time doing a REAL hike but wow I had a great time. The second I’m done with the hike I want to do another! Don’t let your diabetes get in the way of doing new things like this. Just make sure to monitor your blood sugar, bring adequate water and food/glucose and bring a partner to join you!

 Lol… we look exhausted here… which we were for sure 🙂