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Mags
2011-08-13, 02:28
"A man needs a little madness…." -Nikos Kazantzakis

Saturday Aug 6th was spent doing mundane chores needed for my vastly expanding 'grown-up' life: Oil changes, tires, errands, this and that. All things I neglected doing the decidedly non-responsible things that make life so much richer (name, spending a week in the Colorado backcountry). But all 'adult' things that need to be done no matter how non-fun they are.

I still wanted a hike Sunday, though. Or I should say NEEDED IT. When I don't have my backcountry experience, I get quite cranky and irritable to put it bluntly. More so than in the past.

Perhaps I am starting to recognize I have real responsibilities now (admitting to having a career, starting a life with someone, planning for a future and so on) and have a job that also is a non-stop pace too often. The job situation I hope to will change at some point (assuming my plans pan out), but for now, I need the escape valve of the backcountry. A chance to decompress and revel in what I love.

Even if I only have a day for it.

And on this day I had free, I thought of a hike popularly called Mummy Madness.

Read the trip.... (http://www.pmags.com/a-little-madness-chiquita-ypsilon-and-fay-lakes)

Or skip the trip and just look at the photos :)

The quick and dirty? 15+ miles, 5500' plus gain and 8 hrs of this hike was off-trail....

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Superman
2011-08-13, 03:40
Wow:angel:

Kanga
2011-08-13, 09:50
you're aware that you suck, right?

Hog On Ice
2011-08-13, 10:40
actually with his discussion of adult duties I was wondering if his wife was pregnant

Superman
2011-08-13, 10:45
actually with his discussion of adult duties I was wondering if his wife was pregnant

Yeah, I was wondering how detailed he was going to get.:tee:

jhick
2011-08-13, 11:48
He really should stop posting this shit.... ;)

Mags
2011-08-13, 12:52
actually with his discussion of adult duties I was wondering if his wife was pregnant



No..but she is 37 yo (like me) and is hinting.... :O

Now, off to meet friends for another hike. ;)

Superman
2011-08-13, 13:05
No..but she is 37 yo (like me) and is hinting.... :O

Now, off to meet friends for another hike. ;)

When you're both ready...the baby years are great. For me the worst thing about having kids was that they grew up.

MonkeyBoy
2011-08-13, 13:09
No..but she is 37 yo (like me) and is hinting.... :O




Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick......

Can't you hear it, Mags???

mudhead
2011-08-13, 13:15
http://www.justformen.com/products/facialcolor/facialcolor5.shtml

Might be time for some of this.:)

Mags
2011-08-13, 19:45
When you're both ready...the baby years are great. For me the worst thing about having kids was that they grew up.

Hopefully any child we have will take after the mother. Sweeter, less stubborn, better looking (and probably smarter, too)....




Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick......

Can't you hear it, Mags???


All too loudly. All too loudly!!!! :)


http://www.justformen.com/products/facialcolor/facialcolor5.shtml

Might be time for some of this.:)



Ha! :)

I won't grow my beard for that reason. Having very dark hair, the gray shows up way too easily.

I need the JUST FOR MEN chest hair dye, too. ;)

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Bearpaw
2011-08-14, 13:47
Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick......

Can't you hear it, Mags???

Yeah, the one ticking in my wife is gonna blow any day now... :ahhhhh:

Nearly Normal
2011-08-14, 23:25
Yeah, the one ticking in my wife is gonna blow any day now... :ahhhhh:

That's almost exactly what I told the judge when they ask if anyone had a good excuse to ditch jury duty.
1) they did not want me on a jury.
2) she popped.