Birthday Hike on the Big Run Loop
We both had Friday off work - so Adam's birthday celebration continued. This morning, we got up early and drove to Shenandoah National Park to hike the Big Run Loop. Normally, this six mile hike is a fairly easy one -- but today it was over 90 degrees with a heat index pushing towards 100. Because we started early, we missed the worst of it. But still... the hike was exhausting and I drank almost a quart and a half of water.
As you can see from the photos above and below, Adam started strong (below) - but was pretty wiped out by the 5 mile point.