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Hiking (with the iPhone)


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On my recent hike up Rattlesnake Ridge, I decided to record a video on the way back down. I wanted to prove, of course, that I had actually gone outside! And I also wanted to show you that not everyone in Seattle glistens in the sun because they’re a vampire. Some of us do so simply from breaking a sweat!

It was beautiful up on top of the Ridge, definitely. There were no power outlets or Internet signals, though. This made the Great Indoorsman quite nervous! If you ask me if I’d do this again, I’ll tell you yes – probably! However, if you ask me if I’ll do it again in the next decade, the answer will likely be no.

I’m glad I survived the two mile hike straight up the side of a mountain, and even more glad I didn’t fall on the way back down. Can you just imagine me rolling all two miles without stopping? That might have hurt just a little.

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Hard-Core Climbing with the Great Indoorsman


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There’s nothing like a good hike to get your blood pumping. Were you aware of the health benefits of doing something like this? You can burn calories, increase muscle tone, improve your circulation – and live longer!

I enjoy quite a few indoor activities, but one of my favorites is climbing. There’s just something magical about reaching the top. You look all the way down, and feel such a sense of accomplishment! Sure, you might be frustrated when you have to make your climb several times a day (or hour!) like I do. But each and every time you get to the summit, the sense of pride and wonder is there all over again. You’ve done it! You know you can keep going, but sadly – there’s nowhere left to go other than back down.

Let’s not discuss that whole running out of breath thing. I’m not old, and I’m not out of shape. I’m the Great Indoorsman!!

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