Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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***Cables come down Monday – Back up in mid-May 2011***
Stretching should be a par t of your workouts and hiking. I try to do 40% aerobic, 40% resistance and 20% of my time in stretching. If you take breaks on the trail it’s a good idea to do some basic quads, hamstrings and calve movements. Here’s a shot of a hiker in Little Yosemite Valley at a water pumping stop.
She is slowly pulling her leg back to stretch her quadriceps (aka Quads aka thigh muscles). If you are not too busy ited on the summit it’s nice to do a little stretching on top – fer shure when you finish your hike…maybe even in the shower! The keys are to do it when the muscles are warmed up – not cold, first thing early in the morning. Stretch for about 20 seconds…don’t bounce.
Tioga Road has snow. El Closo!!
Waldo is in Rome today. Saw the big stuff – Vatican, St Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel. I have no idea why it is called “Sistine.” The Michelangelo paintings cover in the walls and ceiling are superb as is the architecture of the basilica. It’s the largest church in the world. Too bad the $$billions$$ in artifacts sit there when folks are starving around the world – but I won’t go there.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” – Soren Kierkegaard
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com