Words of wisdom, thoughts to ponder.
The day did not look very promising at first.
It was a cold drizzly December morning in the Northeastern US. My son and I gathered our provisions for our hike with his scout troop. We did think for a minute about skipping the outing and going back to our cozy warm beds. But it was just a passing thought. This was our first opportunity to hike on the Appalachian trail (aka the “A.T.”). I’ve always wanted to experience it, even if only for one day.
Along with our other provisions, we packed a few extra 2-litre bottles of water. Water is heavy and it’s more work to carry the extra weight in a backpack. But the general thinking is that it’s a good idea to have a little too much water rather than not enough.
A few hours into our hike and stopped to cook lunch on a nice vista…
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