High Atop Mount Medlock

AO: Bushwood

When: 07/07/2023

QIC: BallBoy

PAX (12): Angus, BallBoy, Half-Dozen, Maguire, Pigtails, Popper, Sea Monkey, TURK, Zohan, Millhouse, Big Bird, Marty


My first Q at Bushwood CC this year.  I realized we hadn’t conquered the full length of the famous hill yet this Summer so I set out to lead the expedition.


The PAX got moving with some SSH, Weedpickers, Windmills, Imperial Walkers and Mountain Climbers (how prophetic).

We took off for a warm up mosey toward the big hill and noticed headlights approaching as we exited the parking lot.  Turns out it was Angus coming in hot after an alarm fail. Kudos for the dedication to show up late and catch up!

The Thang:

The warm-up mosey turned into an expedition of the Medlock Bridge hill.  We took it at a deliberate pace just to get the PAX acquainted and make sure they knew what they were in for in a few moments.  Once everyone reached the summit, we moseyed back down to the bottom where YHC gave further instructions.

We would yet again ascend the hill, this time with more fun involved.  Starting at the lower lamp post and headed up the hill:

1 Mercan + 4 Bear Crawl Steps
2 Mercans + 8 Bear Crawl Steps
3 Mercans + 12 Bear Crawl Steps
4 Mercans + 16 Bear Crawl Steps
5 Mercans + 20 Bear Crawl Steps

Upon completion of a round, PAX Moseyed 2 lamp posts and executed Imperial Walkers for the Six.  Three rounds were completed, plus a Bernie Sanders to complete our second journey to the summit.  To get back down:

Mosey 1 Lamp Post
10 Broad Jumps
Mosey to next Lamp Post
10 Alpha Lunges
Repeat until the ground is flat again
Planks for the Six

Off the to pool we went, a single down-and-back to get the arms limbered up.  Then on to 21s performed with Squats on one end of the pool, Mercans on the other end.  21, 18, 15, and so on with a single pool length in between.  Dips were done for the Six.

With a few minutes remaining and exactly 12 PAX in attendance, we split into 4 three-man teams for a 75 meter freestyle relay.  1st place was rewarded with 10 Mercans, 2nd place with 10 Alpha Lunges, and everyone else with 10 Burpees.  Time was called.


Prayers lifted for unexpected expenses, travel mercies, and family visitor mercies.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

I had no luck dragging my college-aged 2.0s out of bed this morning but kudos to those who got the kids out there to do hard stuff at a tough hour.  Even when they don’t show up they understand the work you put in and it builds their character as much as yours.  Great work!

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