Saturday, September 10, 2011

tradition, tradition.

hiking the Y.
13 seriously steep switchbacks up to a bunch of painted white rock.
about a 1000 feet of elevation gain.
every time i really think about it, it just seems miserable.
in fact the first time i hiked it, it was miserable.
(think middle of the night, pouring rain, practically crawling up the muddy trail)

my mom loves hiking the Y.
when she comes into town, we hike the Y.
it has become a tradition.
for the past three years on 
labor day
the most elite wake up a little too early to do some serious laboring.
we hike that Y.

and you know what,
it is never as miserable as i think it is going to be.

and miserable or not,
it is always an adventure.

whether we are pressing our luck
and getting prime parking
littering crunchy pear cores and getting scolded
looking good in the early morning
 making it to the top
 attempting a little upside down action
(it was traumatizing)
 running into good ol' kyle
 pondering how beautiful provo really is
 having a hard time actually finding where our house is
 giving short-lived piggy back rides
walking backwards in serious style
 or whipping out the best jumping shot in the history
 it is a tradition worth keeping.
until next year!

p.s. did you know no other college in the US of A has a larger symbol. the Y takes the cake!

1 comment:

  1. I was gonna say- that Y is waaaaay bigger than our M! So cool that I read this today because this morning I hiked up the M and did the steep, straight up trail for the first time WITHOUT STOPPING! Gotta love schools in the Rocky Mountains that have the terrain for cool things like this :)