I spent my birthday weekend (26!) in Lassen Volcanic National Park. We only spent Saturday night in a tent, but it was a good way to “warm-up” to sleeping al fresco after nearly a decade since my last camping trip.
We hiked a total of about 7-8 miles between Saturday and Sunday, and while that doesn’t sound like much to one training for a half-marathon — those 8 or so miles of hilly hiking had me huffing and puffing after a solid exercise streak. The views were worth it though; it was refreshing to be disconnected and out in nature for 48 hours with good company.
Then we joined the tourists on the Bumpass Hell trail to the smelly sulfur pits.
26 years young!