Through the Fire

Six years ago…I hiked Koko Head Crater for the first time…over a 1000 stairs…straight up.

At that time, I didn’t even know cancer was lurking in the wings…

Today, I had the opportunity to tackle the beast again. I went through the fire again!

From Leo on Trip Advisor “Some hikers throwing up on the side. View on top is great. Getting to the top gives a good feel of accomplishment.”

Koko Head Crater 630 am

After reading the reviews, I was apprehensive. Could I do it again after all the crap I’ve been through….surgeries…chemotherapy….radiation…?

The beginning was not too rough

The railroad-tie bridge is not for the faint of heart. I remembered that from before. The crab-walk seemed to be the preferred method for passing over the 65 railroad ties suspended above ground. Shirley, you would love this!!

The view from halfway

I’m pretty sure I was crawling for the last 100 yards to get to the top.

Finally made it-love me a fanny pack

Thank you Stephanie for pushing me!

Stephanie helped me get there!
 I only fell twice on the way down!

Injuries: bruised tail-bone, scraped leg, swollen wrist

Ended up taking a two hour angry nap

Before Koko Head After Koko Head


But we did it!!

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7 thoughts on “Through the Fire”

  1. Yay, Kym! Your positive attitude and grit carries you far. Congratulations 🍾🎊🎉
    PS Sorry about the fall on the way down, but nothing broken so heal fast and be proud of this accomplishment. I often wanted to hike it but could never seem to get too far from the beach. Wish I had. Keep up your great spirit, and all the best always.

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  2. Way to go Kym….you and your positive, warrior spirit is such an inspiration!!!! Reminds me that I have nothing to complain about or have any excuses. You’re simply AMAZING!!!!

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  3. Yay! Congrats! You n me have to get in a hike next time you visit Colorado! Spruce Mountain—maybe —as it’s just North of USAFA! Love your pictures of the Koko Head Crater hike and you!!

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