...I'll have to try this just so I can add a story! Who cares if I'm a little late for work? I never really wanted to work anyway!
A little piece o' the hills in the middle of corporate America gives a nice boost!
used to do the dusk partols in the columbia gorge...i.e. start at 7, 8, or 9pm after work and do a night hike. then laziness kicked in :)
(still this beats say running for work out by light years)*
(*)which I don't do either
Yeah, I was always terrible about running. Lately, I haven't been practicing what I preach with the Dawn Patrol...just too many new responsibilities with the kids! So I've reluctantly embraced running more and it's been pretty fun, but not as nice as a real dawn patrol!
I was thinking about this during the summer.
Am going to at least start skiing before work.
Good way to keep on keepin' on.
Right on, have a great time!
Once dark started coming earlier and earlier...there isn't any other way to get in some good summits on a "day trip"...I think our earliest alarm setting was 2:30 am...two hour drive to Saddleback...on the trail by 4:30!!
You are indeed a great lover of the mountains. If you are anything like me, there is no way you can get up so early if it's not climbing!
Hey you know how lucky you are, Chief! All is good, looking forward to some ICE :D.
If you climb through the night and then go to work with minimal sleep?
Anytime you are trying to "steal time" in the mountains, during a work week or some such, it counts as something only the truly crazy, dedicated mountain lover would do. So I'd say "yes"!
After reading that I suddenly have the urge to wake up at 4am (which I very rarely have the urge to do), skin up into the Bear Rivers Mtns, and get a lap in before work!...when we get the snow for it I'm following your lead on the Dawn Patrol!
I don't do well with early starts anymore; I can't balance too well in the dark. About 3 times a year, I get up very early for trips with lots of elevation gain. But most of the time, I prefer to plan everything to fit in daylight hours, or at least start or end on a good trail!
One good thing about working part-time -- you can get back at 1PM and still put in a "full" day.
Yes, that would be "the life" indeed!
...I get to join the Dawn Patrol! Great Falls Park, a cragging area about a 15-minute drive from home, opens at 7, and since I have to be at work at 8:30 and the park is about a 30-minute drive from work, a legal dawn patrol is usually out of the question. However, yesterday's snow meant a two-hour delay at school today, so out I went bright and early to hike and scramble (the latter was not easy on snowy and icy rocks, as my sore knee would testify). But it was a great start to the day!
Congratulations on injecting a little wild into the work week!