Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 6, 2009

Today is DH’s B-day!! Happy B-day sweetie!!

I made the suggestion that we should go over to Vulture Peak Trail and try to climb the “mountain” today to celebrate. DH was game for it, so we headed that way bout 11am. That was our first mistake, we should have gotten an earlier start. The trail is about 2 miles long one way. We felt capable of that. What we didn’t realize was how many of those foothills we would have to climb over before we actually got to the base of Vulture Peak. At that point, you have about a 1000 feet almost straight up. At least that is what a couple of hikers told us on their way back down. I’m not sure how far we got, when I became sick. I was sick to my stomach and light headed. At first I thought it was just one of those “going through change moments” (as my grandmother used to say), I ate a cracker, rested a bit, had a little water and felt ok to continue. I didn’t get very far when I became sick again. This time is was worse, I thought for a moment I might pass out. I tried to get DH to continue the climb without me. I told him I would just sit and wait for his return, but he was not about to leave me. We made the decision to start back down. Turned out to be one long trip back.....I kept having my “episodes” every time we went up a hill. I know I’m outta a shape, but I have never had a problem like this before. I might get a little winded, but a little rest and I was back on my way. I really began to think I was not going to make it back to the truck. I know DH was just as worried, he held onto me almost the whole time we were hiking back. We finally made it back to the shelter area and DH retrieved the truck and we headed back to the fiver. Needless to say I spent the rest of the day and evening resting in the recliner. I didn’t have any more problems and by evening I was tired, but feeling much better. And yes, I will definitely speak with my doctor about this when we are back in Indiana. Poor DH, what a way to spend his B-day. He is now referring to Vulture’s Peak as “Death Mountain”! LOL

What a day! But, thanks to my “hero” I made it back to tell the tale.........Thanks again, honey.......and I promise, no more hikes to “death mountain” .........at least till next year, anyway.....


  1. Hmmmm, now you know why there are vultures there. What's that they say "Mad dogs, Englishmen and now Hoosiers out in the mid-day sun" Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Debbie and Bill,

    Sorry you didn't make it to the top. It is beautiful up there. But, you made the right decision to turn around. There's always next year and we'll go with you next time. (-:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Looking forward to visiting with you this afternoon at Happy Hour before you leave.

    Hugs........Pat (and Mike)


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