I’m finally getting over the flu after being basically bedridden for four days. It hit me very suddenly on Saturday afternoon, and by that evening I was huddled up in bed with a fever and aches and pains everywhere. I’m really glad that I didn’t go hiking that day because it would have hit me far from home. The days when I was sick are all a blur, and time seemed to pass infinitesimally slowly. I missed work up until yesterday when I was finally well enough to sit at my desk for eight hours. I don’t think I’ve been that sick before in my entire adult life. Everything feels normal now except for a lingering sore throat, but it’s not too bad.
I’m kind of hoping to get outdoors this weekend, though I’m not sure I have the energy for anything major. A friend tipped me off a couple of days ago to a geocache that he placed above the balanced rock in Helper. I drove out there today and checked out the mountainside with some binoculars to see if I could plan out a route, but it’s gonna be a hell of a hike no matter how I get there. I’ve been up Helper Canyon once before and I know that with several miles of hiking you can get up on top from there, but I’m still not sure whether there’s another shorter way. The geocache listing hasn’t even been published yet, so there’s no telling whether it’d be possible to go this weekend, and the weather is taking a turn for the worse on Sunday so the odds are against it. When I do make it up there, I’m sure I’ll have an epic story to tell and some equally epic photos from the top of the Book Cliffs.

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