Hiking Ignorance is Not Bliss
Ever since I decided to embark on this adventure, I’ve been plagued with second thoughts. Am I insane? Why on earth do I think I can do this? Have I finally killed too many brain cells with those nightly glasses of wine? I don’t know, but yesterday I learned one thing: if I want to have any hope of surviving this hike I need to start gaining some knowledge FAST. I was out on an AT day hike and got caught in a torrential downpour that soaked through my pack and clothes. Fortunately, I had a hot shower waiting when I got home, but I won’t have that luxury when I’m doing this for real. It’s time to knuckle down and get serious about buying gear!
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