Mt. Olomana--or as much as this fat guy is gonna do

February 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Yeah, the title says it all, but really though, I could have went further.  I wasn't going to add this cuz I know it sounds like excuses, but I felt like CRAP from the moment I woke up this morning.  Dizzy, headache, more dizzy.....I really had no business on that mountain, but the higher I got, the worse the dizziness was.  I didn't need to be climbing a rock face and have a dizzy spell :-).  
There's always, God willing, next time...

Here's a lil video...

 

And some pics from the trek

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Some old stuff to start ya off.  More of those at the end.

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Haven't even hit the trail yet and we get this view!

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About a mile into the hike.  I start to wonder if I'm gonna get any clear shots today.

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And another 1/2 mile or so we get the view of the other side.

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This is as far as I got.  Like I said in the beginning...just not feeling it.

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This side was kind enough to pose one more time for me.

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Gotta love the left-leaning trees, right?

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And a few shots of the buildings.

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FMF (Fat-Man-Factor)(FMF is a difficulty scale from 1-10, from an out of shape, fat, white guy's point of view): 6  Ya know, that 6 is probably keeping in mind what I didn't do.  To go where I got to wasn't necessarily hard or dangerous.  To this fat guy, it's a cardio killer, but so is any other hike that is 100% uphill.  Still though, I rank difficulty in how much I feel I risked my life :-).  Even with the dizziness, I felt safe.  I've been on thinner ridges, that's for sure.  Now then, to get to the top may be a completely different story.  I'll have to let ya know when I know.

 


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