Back From the Wild

We are alive!


So much to say and not sure where to start.

We hiked 8 1/2 miles….

I can’t walk….

My calves are quivering….

I need a shower….

I need a massage.





Full recap coming right up….on my way home right now!

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  • emily
    July 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    That all sounds fabulous, especially the hike. And that bear picture is adorable!

  • Laura
    July 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Is that picture the official introduction of the boyfriend?! Looks like you had fun!

  • Susan
    July 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Welcome Back…looking forward to the recap and photos…

  • Ashley
    July 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Omg omg omg! IS THAT THE BOYFRIEND!? He’s cute!!!!!

    • Jennifer
      July 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Yup, she revealed it was Adam in her last post.

      • Ashley
        July 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

        Really I totally missed that! What post? Man I’m slipping up keeping in the loop..

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Fantastic photos!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Wow, talk about gorgeous scenery. I’m also on the Is That The Boy?!? train. 😉

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    July 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wooooo! So glad you didn’t pull a “Grizzly Man”.

    Don’t google that. You won’t like it.

    And a second woooo! for boyfriend! Is that Adam?! Jeez, I’ve been reading this blog for way too long that I call people I don’t know by their first names (Need my crazy pills, much?)

    But if it is him, I guessed right 🙂

  • amy
    July 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    and there’s ADAM!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    July 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I agree, the boyfriend is way cute!! Glad you had a great time!! I love hiking. You are so lucky. It looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    July 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Can’t wait for the recap!

  • Ashley
    July 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I thought is was ADAM as well!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    July 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Don’t you just wanna run back there and do it all over again, soar calves and all? I love that “I’ve experienced so much and worked my body so hard and loved every second of it” feeling. It’s something only hiking escapades can provide me.

  • Ameena
    July 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I am so not a camper so I am always amazed at people that can handle rugged conditions!

  • jenny
    July 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Ever since you first introduced him…..waaaaayyyyyy back
    i knew you guys would end up together
    im glad you’re happy 😀

  • Elise
    July 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    AH!!! the pics look so amazing so far!!! Can’t wait to hear about the trip!

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    July 5, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I thought it was Adam!
    Your pictures are amaaazing.

  • Camille
    July 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    The boyfriend! He is real!
    Glad you had a good time!

  • Daisy
    July 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm


  • Tami
    July 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Always thought it was Adam too! Looks like you had a fun time! 🙂

  • anon
    July 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I guessed it was him way back when. You guys are adorable together and seem like a great match!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    July 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    That scenerary is sooooooo lovely that I literally gasped!

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    July 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Woohoo! I love gigantic, painful hikes!
    It’s kind of weird how excited I am that you finally posted a pic of your boy. Yes, very weird…

  • Ellen
    July 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Could it be? Mr. Wonderful has made his blog debut? 🙂

  • kyla
    July 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    He’s so cute!!!!!!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    July 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Oh how fun! And it looks like we are all excited for the boyfriend reveal 🙂

  • KatieTX
    July 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Whoop for Adam’s blog debut!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Breathtaking and cute photos! Now go get that massage!

  • Danielle
    July 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see more pictures of your trip! I’ve always wanted to go to Yosemite so seeing your experience will be awesome!

    I KNEW the boyfriend was Adam 🙂 I’m so happy for you two!

  • Katy(The Balanced Foodie)
    July 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Love the pictures! I can’t wait for a full recap. Yosemite is on our list of “to-do” vacations. You worked hard for those sore calves! Epsom salt it up!

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    July 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    BOYFRIEND! I love that it’s Adam. 🙂

    8 1/2 miles is INTENSE for a hike, but totally worth it for that breathtaking scenery! Enjoy your massage, you freaking deserve it!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    July 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Yay! A picture of the BF. We’re making progress =) Looks like a beautiful trip!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    July 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    this looks like such a fun trip!!!!! Love that you are doing a yoga pose int he picture 🙂

  • Liz
    July 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Aw, the trip looks fun! Looking forward to the full recap 😀

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    July 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    this looks like such a fun trip!!!!! Love that you are doing a yoga pose int he picture 🙂

  • Dawn
    July 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    It looks like you guys had a gorgeous weekend! Hopefully it was worth the sore muscles 🙂

  • Tania
    July 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    It’s funny, I felt the same way when I first saw photos of Adam on here way back when. I just thought to myself “now they would be cute together!” congrats 🙂

  • CalliNae
    July 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    i love travel! Off to Corsica now with the world’s smallest backpack. Let me know if you find a good massage deal 😉

  • jenny (green food diaries)
    July 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    looks epic! i loooove hiking. ah, mountains (home), i miss thee.

  • Kaz
    July 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I’m glad you had fun! Thanks for sharing with us the mystery man. 😀 That’s so awesome. You and Adam seem so happy together. 😀

  • lena
    July 6, 2010 at 3:27 am

    OMG!!! You two are too cute, glad you had a great time.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    July 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    It looks so beautiful!

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    July 6, 2010 at 3:54 am

    aww looks like you had an amazing time!! Can’t wait to hear about it…I hope cocktails were involved 🙂

  • Katherine
    July 6, 2010 at 3:56 am

    you have insane yoga poses in that pic. so fierce

  • Stacey@
    July 6, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Welcome back looks like you survived and had a great time.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 6, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Aww…FUN! That scenery is absolutely stunning. 😀

  • Laura (B Foxy Fitness)
    July 6, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Such jaw-dropping majesty! More gorgeous scenery pics, please! Also, fierce yoga pose, lady!

  • Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    July 6, 2010 at 4:35 am

    whooo hooo!!! boy!!!! 🙂

  • Natalie
    July 6, 2010 at 4:38 am

    is this the first official picture of the infamous ‘boy’ we have been hearing about for a while now. He looks very cute, you where right. however, you are right..most of the time..we cant all be perfect can we? we can try 🙂

    Happy 4th of July it looks like you had a gorgeous weekend!

  • rachael
    July 6, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Yay for the boyfriend pic, he’s a cutie:)

  • Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    July 6, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Looks like an amazing weekend! I’m jealous…

  • M.
    July 6, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I’d say 95% of your longtime readers knew your man was the handsome Adam but it’s a bit of a relief to have him “revealed”!
    And I am sure it was getting tricky making sure his pic was avoided on every dinner gathering you went to….now y’all can relax! 😉

    Now as long as all the readers(including me!) can continue to be respectful of your private relationship and not be too invasive and nosy , then I’d say all systems are go!

    People take such a vested interest once they start reading daily…it’s like we forget we are reading NONfiction and we kinda want to dictate where the “storyline” goes….

    Welcome (for the 2nd time!) to ELR Adam….and we’ll do our best not to step on your handsome toes 😉

  • Kelly
    July 6, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Wow, it looks absolutely stunning!!

  • kaila
    July 6, 2010 at 5:40 am

    OMG first pick of the boy! so excited to finally put a face to him !

    Looks like you guys had tons of fun….the scenery looks beautiful there, i cant wait to go myself!

  • Jess @ MTL Veggie
    July 6, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Your pics are awesome, looks like you had an amazing trip 🙂 Can’t wait to read the full recap!

  • diana@mymarblerye
    July 6, 2010 at 5:53 am


  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    July 6, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Aww – glad you had a great trip…even with quivery calves!

  • jenna
    July 6, 2010 at 6:07 am

    🙂 looks down right amazing!!!!!!

  • allison @ livingoneday
    July 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

    awhhhhhhh you look great! sounds like a blast!!!

  • Helen
    July 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Wow you must be knackered. Glad you survived though!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    July 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Great photos! Can’t wait to hear more about it. Glad you weren’t eaten by any bears 🙂

  • Tina
    July 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Already looks like it was an amazing trip. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    July 6, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Looks like so much fun! You are too cute!!

  • Lisa
    July 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Great pictures! It looks like you had a blast!

  • Claire
    July 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Can’t wait to see and hear more about the weekend! It looks like so much fun!

  • Mindy
    July 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

    boyfriend picture!! and, i should have known it was adam 🙂 i’ve only been to yosemite once and your pictures make me want to go back!!

  • Em
    July 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hey lady! Looks like an AWESOME adventure! Way to go, taking on such a great challenge.

    And the boy looks adorable. So fun!

  • marisa
    July 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    love yosemite. We used to live in california and my parents would drag us on hikes every weekend we could get away from the bay area…I used to hate them for it, but I’m so happy I had the opportunity to see such a beautiful place 🙂

  • Kelly
    July 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Yay for a picture of the boyfriend! Tell him thank you for finally satisfying all of our curiosity! I love 8 mile hikes. My fiance fell in love hiking the Smokies together and most of our hikes were around 8 miles up hill both ways! 🙂