Here I am at the end of my two day hike.
I had a wonderful time.
Here are a few things I want to remember.
1) Boots would have been better. The soil was very rocky and tree roots were exposed, making it easy to trip over them.
2) Take an long-acting antihistamine BEFORE you leave. I remembered the Ibruprofen :)
3) Study the map more, especially ahead of time.
It's not that I didnt know where I was going, although that may be true. We did not get lost. I dont quite grasp abstractly the topographical differences. In the end, it was perfectly clear that I was going up, up, and up. And only then on the way out did I go down, down, down. Even then going down takes a lot of muscle control. Going up takes good lung capacity. Can you say aerobic?
4) Eat a snack and drink water on the trail whether you think you are hungry/thirsty or not.
5) DH's walking stick was indispensible, as was the rainjacket he gave me as a parting gift.
Ok, who's going with me next time?
Manners on Monday Update:
Link to Trail Etiquette on Emily Post Institute Website :)