In late July I made the journey to Northern California for CORPScamp Shasta, 5 days of cycling and yoga, hosted by AdventureCORPS. Chris and Elizabeth were fantastic hosts: each night after riding and doing yoga there was either a group meal with delicious vegan options or a film.
Mt Shasta hanging out in the clouds above 14,000 ft.
Each morning we'd meet up, do some stretching and head out for a 50-90 mile ride. My goal was to swim every day. On Thursday's ride I submerged myself in some cold snow run-off:
On the way back from McCloud there was a bonus climb on an unmaintained road above Mt. Shasta city:
On Friday we rode up to Mumbo summit, which is on the Mt Shasta super century that we'd ride on Sunday. The bonus climb this day went up to Castle Lake:
I jumped into water that was slightly warmer than the day before and swam about 500 yards out to a big rock in the middle. Exhilarating! A rock in the middle of a lake in the mountains is a great place to reflect (what's important to you? Being in open water in the summer ranks high on my list!).
Sunday was the Mt Shasta Super Century, which I posted about previously, but I only mentioned the food :)
I'm fortunate to have these opportunities in my life and the health and capacity to take advantage of them. Are you?