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Intrepid

Monday, December 24, 2012

I was scheduled to go on an East Bay Regional Parks hike at Garin Park today. The rain was coming down steadily. The weather forecast called for thunderstorms. Winds were blowing up to 40 mph on the ridge-line. The park schedule said "rain or shine," so I showed up for the hike.

The park parking lot was full of hardcore runners in rain gear doing their warm-up stretches. So, I wasn't the only fool out in the elements.

The park naturalist showed up at the appointed time. Despite the rain and wind, she said that she came anyway, knowing that there would be someone as "intrepid" as her willing to hike in the weather.

Intrepid. I like that word. There are many adjectives that I would like to think describe me, but somehow they... or I ... seem to fall short. A lot of those adjectives are wishful thinking (e.g., leader, manager, organizer, etc.) but "Intrepid" (resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance) fits the bill.

Although the hike was cancelled, my intrepidness got me an hour-long personal chat with a naturalist well-versed in local history. She specializes in native Indian recipes and shared her Ohlone Indian acorn soup with me.

Yes, I'm hardcore enough to hike in steady rain and blowing winds. Hell, if I didn't expect to get wet and muddy, I would've stayed home in my jammies.

Intrepid.



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  • v PURPOSEPOWER95
    Girl my hat goes off to you running in the rain. emoticon Rock on!
    1242 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    That's pretty impressive. I am feeling inspired to be more intrepid thanks to your example!
    1249 days ago
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