Alex and I had a wonderful time at the AMC's 2018 Summit in Norwood, MA last month. Alex gave a mini-talk at the end of my talk, and she answered questions from the audience.
Sage had prepared a mini-talk as well, but unfortunately she woke up with a 102 degree fever that morning. A few days later she seemed better, but then she took a severe turn for the worse. Turns out she had pneumonia. She is doing better now and is slowly getting back out there -- and by that I mean doing regular things like karate practice and walking down the street. It will be a couple more weeks before she is ready to hike a 4K, and when she does hike again, we will need to go slowly. She will eventually be strong and fast and her usual self, but it will take a while for her to build back her strength. During the next couple of weeks, Alex and I will have to hike without her. She doesn't mind, as she has two more years than Alex does to finish the Grid; even if Sage doesn't hike at all during the month of February, she still has time to finish before leaving for college. Alex, on the other hand, needs to get her hikes in sooner rather than later. We hope to have Sage with us again on the trails in March.
You can find trip reports of the hikes we did in January on Alex's blog, Alex in the White Mountains. Our January 2018 peaks were the Tripyramids (with Sage, three weeks before she became ill), and Lafayette/Lincoln (also with Sage, one week before she became ill).
|Franconia Ridge in the clouds|
|Coming down the Tripyramids|
Also, check out the GraniteGals interviews for January! Alex interviewed Jen Lemire and her daughter, Bella Dalzell.
Trish & the girls,
Ran across my copy of Up while thinning out my library for my new apartment at the Pleasant View Retirement Home in Concord, my new home. I much enjoy and ed re-reading it, as did when you first published it. Glad to see that you and your team are all still having fun doing well.
I've had a challenging couple of years physically; but now hope to gradually resume hiking, my preferred way of exercise and associations.
Love the way you and the girls explain life's adventures. What's the best way to follow their current adventures? Mitch Manseau, formerly of Hebron
Hi Mitch, I am sorry for the late reply! Thank you for your compliments regarding UP.
I am sorry to hear you have had a couple of difficult years, but am happy that you are able to resume hiking in a way that works for you.
Alex and Sage now have their own blogs now -- alexinthewhitemountains.com and sageswhitemountaintreks.blogspot.com. We are all also on social media if you have Facebook. You can also always reach me by email if you like: email@example.com.
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