I can’t believe it’s the 6th month I have been hiking. This morning I was reflecting on this.
I’ve decided that while the summer photos are picturesque, the humidity here almost makes it unbearable. I hike early in the morning, and the humidity is sky-high. The temperatures here are in the 70’s.
It’s a good opportunity for “mobile meditation”. I tried a few times to listen to the iPod but then I can’t hear the birds, or other oncoming traffic behind me.
If you think that hiking isn’t for you, think again. I am amazed to see all types of people on the trail, many older than I am (and they are faster too). It is “mind over matter”.
I decided this morning that I prefer the winter hiking. The weather is predictable ( you know it is going to be cold) whereas spring weather could hold anything. At one point during a hike in the spring I experienced nice weather; then in mile 4-5 it started hailing and then snow. You can’t prepare for it.
I haven’t invested in any hiking gear; I am wondering if I should. There is an older gentleman on the trail who has passed me twice in the same hike – should I be going faster? So far I haven’t tracked my steps digitally – I don’t want to obsess about it.
So many times I have doubted if I could finish; at these moments, I say to myself “K” is for “Kan-do” – I am originally from Kansas. Somehow since I have moved back east, saying this to
See you out on the trail.