Hiking, Issaquah Alps

I left my calves on Tiger Mountain

Sweet fancy Moses, I forgot how steep the Cable Line is! 2000 feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles absolutely murdered my calves. And my thighs. And my butt. And my lungs. And my heart. But mostly my calves, since they haven’t hiked anything that steep since last year and have never hiked anything that steep ever in minimalist shoes.

Blue Crew

We stopped at the summit long enough to check the facebooks, then took the longer, flatter West Tiger 3 trail down so we could run. And you know what didn’t hurt? My head. Two headache-free training hikes in a row – this is actual, honest-to-goodness physical progress.

But yeah, if you find my calves up there, please return them ASAP.

Cable Line Loop | 4.75 miles | 2000 feet elevation gain –

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  • Reply Jo May 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    ‘Sweet fancy Moses’ ~ You slay me with your fun phrasing. Hooray for head free of aches too!

  • Reply Ingunn May 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I can’t take credit for that – this episode of Seinfeld was on tv last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0 :o)

  • Reply ewb May 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm


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