My New Hiking Companion
Sunday, August 12, 2012
After yesterday's monster hike, today had to be a rest day. I was more or less unconscious from late afternoon yesterday until about 8:00 am this morning. The sun and heat must have drained all my life juices.
Luckily I had loaded up on water/electrolytes; I was carrying 2.5 liters, which was sufficient, but 3 liters would have been better. Well, but even 2.5 liters were too much to take for the old generic lumbar pack and the nylon tore at the seams.
So today I invested in a new lumbar pack (don't like day hiking with a backpack 'cause it makes my entire back sweaty and uncomfortable). This thing will easily carry enough water and has pockets and pouches for all sorts of hiking necessities.
Isn't it beautiful? :)
Initiation will be next weekend. Here is my hike description:
~ A tour of the lower Chantry trails plus a yummy potluck BBQ -- 11.5 miles, 2100' ~
I'll be bringing Bratwurst. Can't wait!