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  • trekkie123trekkie123 Member Posts: 149 Member Member Posts: 149 Member
    Welcome back!!!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,410 Member Member Posts: 2,410 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Have an awesome weekend, all! Planning a desert hike for tomorrow. Stormaggedon is heading our way on Sunday, so I gotta' get it done Saturday.

    What do you all have on your agenda?

    A desert hike sounds amazing: Is it cactus bloom season (I hope)?

    I'll bet you can tell that here in the frozen North, I love these Spring blooms so much: Early harbinger of goodness to come.

    Happy weekend, all!

    Ann, I live in southern Idaho. It's high desert. Mostly sagebrush, bitterbrush and rabbitbrush. And all the tumbleweeds the world needs. You find the occasional wildflower. There is some cactus, but it is all the ground hugging type - think prickly pear or hen and chickens type cacti. They do bloom, but it is short lived. It's a blessed day if you happen across one in bloom.


    Regardless, we ventured out yesterday, but had to cut the hike short. We brought a new companion along and the climb was too much for him. He made it to the base of the second hill and needed a rest. We climbed the second one - stopped and took some photos and turned back. We'll climb to the cairn next time.

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  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,499 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,499 Member
    @alteredsteve175, that looks like so much fun!

    I spent one summer living in a high desert area (near Reno, NV), so I understand the concept, but it wasn't what first came to mind (I've visited Tucson AZ a number of times because my SIL lives there, so that's more my frame of reference). Your scenery looks amazing, terrain & vegetation!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,410 Member Member Posts: 2,410 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    @alteredsteve175, that looks like so much fun!

    I spent one summer living in a high desert area (near Reno, NV), so I understand the concept, but it wasn't what first came to mind (I've visited Tucson AZ a number of times because my SIL lives there, so that's more my frame of reference). Your scenery looks amazing, terrain & vegetation!

    You got it, Ann. Southern Idaho and most of Nevada are part of the Great Basin desert. It's a great area for hiking, with options for bouldering and rock climbing in a lot of areas. Not the most scenic area at first glance, but it has its own unique charm. And solitude if you're willing to get off the beaten path.
  • karlschaefferkarlschaeffer Member Posts: 1,291 Member Member Posts: 1,291 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    @alteredsteve175, that looks like so much fun!

    I spent one summer living in a high desert area (near Reno, NV), so I understand the concept, but it wasn't what first came to mind (I've visited Tucson AZ a number of times because my SIL lives there, so that's more my frame of reference). Your scenery looks amazing, terrain & vegetation!

    You got it, Ann. Southern Idaho and most of Nevada are part of the Great Basin desert. It's a great area for hiking, with options for bouldering and rock climbing in a lot of areas. Not the most scenic area at first glance, but it has its own unique charm. And solitude if you're willing to get off the beaten path.

    Tucson in the Sonoran desert. Kinda lush as deserts go.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,410 Member Member Posts: 2,410 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    @alteredsteve175, that looks like so much fun!

    I spent one summer living in a high desert area (near Reno, NV), so I understand the concept, but it wasn't what first came to mind (I've visited Tucson AZ a number of times because my SIL lives there, so that's more my frame of reference). Your scenery looks amazing, terrain & vegetation!

    You got it, Ann. Southern Idaho and most of Nevada are part of the Great Basin desert. It's a great area for hiking, with options for bouldering and rock climbing in a lot of areas. Not the most scenic area at first glance, but it has its own unique charm. And solitude if you're willing to get off the beaten path.

    Tucson in the Sonoran desert. Kinda lush as deserts go.

    I grew up in Idaho, so I've always been a desert rat. I spent a couple of weeks in Kelso, California on a training session back in the 80's. I spent a lot of free time hiking in the Mojave. It was spectacular and a lot different than the desert I was familiar with in Idaho. I should go back there again. I need to check out the Sonoran desert sometime, too.
  • trekkie123trekkie123 Member Posts: 149 Member Member Posts: 149 Member
    Beautiful pics!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,410 Member Member Posts: 2,410 Member
    Thank you, @seilidhe. Gorgeous scenery! A good reminder to take the time to enjoy our beautiful world. 🌄
  • seilidheseilidhe Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    Thank you all. Sometimes I forget how pretty Tucson can be. Even the city has its moments. :)
  • southkonahisouthkonahi Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    Hi. I'm attracted to this group for two reasons. (1) Age group, because different ages have different challenges when it comes to health and activity. (2) Lovely scenic photos. :)
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,410 Member Member Posts: 2,410 Member
    Hi. I'm attracted to this group for two reasons. (1) Age group, because different ages have different challenges when it comes to health and activity. (2) Lovely scenic photos. :)

    Welcome. You'll like it here. Based on your username, I'm guessing that you live in Hawaii. Please post some photos of your backyard as well.

  • seilidheseilidhe Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
    [ I'm still trying to figure out how to track the thread(s) I'm participating in... I'm sure there must be something to check or whatever.... for now I'm still confused on how to "get back to them" easily. But I'll get it figure out eventually.

    At the top of the thread, to the right of the title, you'll hopefully see a little star. Click on that star. Then, when you are looking for your thread, when you come to the Community Page, at the upper right, you'll see a little bell and a star. The bell may have a number by it and that will tell you if there have been new posts in the starred conversations. Or you can just click on the star and see the names of the threads you are tracking.

    Does that make sense?
  • seilidheseilidhe Member Posts: 476 Member Member Posts: 476 Member
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  • juanwilly1juanwilly1 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Back for round 2! Trying to lose the same 10lbs over and over. Found that logging food really helped my awareness of what I was putting into my mouth so will be actively doing that again Anybody else from Florida? Flagler/Palm Coast here! Love the ocean and the trails for activity. Just turned a young 72 years of age! Friend needed...so
  • juanwilly1juanwilly1 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    My view.
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  • mamareid03mamareid03 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
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    Hi. I gained the Covid 40!! I need to loose. So I am looking for friends to help me stay motivated. I am usually the cheerleader. Never putting myself first. The older I get the harder it seems. End of the April ('21) I am having 2 surgeries on my hand and I think I am pre-diabetic. Oh don't get old........
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,499 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,499 Member
    mamareid03 wrote: »
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    Hi. I gained the Covid 40!! I need to loose. So I am looking for friends to help me stay motivated. I am usually the cheerleader. Never putting myself first. The older I get the harder it seems. End of the April ('21) I am having 2 surgeries on my hand and I think I am pre-diabetic. Oh don't get old........

    Too late, I'm already old. (65, specifically, in my case.)

    Welcome! People are successful here at any and every age, if they find a path that works for them. You can do that, too!

    As far as getting old . . . yeah, some annoying stuff does become more likely. I've got some, for sure. Still, as a survivor of advanced-stage breast cancer, and a cancer widow (since age 43) besides, I'm pretty enthusiastic these days about getting old, compared to the real alternatives, personally.

    Finding the right eating and activity routine can be pretty magical, IMO. In a lot of ways, I'm younger and healthier now, I believe, than I was 20 years ago.

    Glad to have you on MFP, and in the group: Wishing you much success!
  • karlschaefferkarlschaeffer Member Posts: 1,291 Member Member Posts: 1,291 Member
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    OK, here's a sunset from my area. I'm still trying to figure out how to track the thread(s) I'm participating in... I'm sure there must be something to check or whatever.... for now I'm still confused on how to "get back to them" easily. But I'll get it figure out eventually.

    Gorgeous!


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