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Birthday Hike on the Big Run Loop | by [Christine]
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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.

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Taken on August 3, 2007