Fatpacking In West Virginia This Weekend
I’m going hiking in Carbivorous Rex. It’s my first overnight excursion in more than a year. Sweet!on Saturday with friends and of course the
I’m 80 lbs. lighter than our last outing. While I don’t want to over do it, I’m excited because it doesn’t seem as daunting as past trips. With great weight loss comes great confidence.
Tonight we’re digging out our gear – sleeping bags, compass, , first aid and boots., tent,
Hiking really is a full body workout. From rolling hills to rocky terrain to crossing creeks, you use muscles you never knew existed. You move slower and the ground you walk on is less predictable.
I remember one hike where I climbed a small part of the trail – maneuvering over large boulders for about 30 feet. I don’t remember how long it took for me to climb it (then it seemed like an eternity), but I felt exhilarated.
Hiking does that to you.
And let’s face it, hiking offers something that walking can’t – beautiful scenery. With fall starting, I’m expecting to see some color in those trees. Depending on which trail we follow, fishing is a big possibility.
Just hoping the weather gods smile upon us this weekend.