What made this hike different from the others last summer?
I think it was because we were walking home, one direction, and we had to complete it. No cutting it short, no walking back to the car. It made it a challenge.
I was glad I did it.
Before the hubby got me out walking, I would convince myself that “I couldn’t walk that far, that’s miles!” And that was after hiking all over Yellowstone a few years ago! I so had it in my head that miles were long and I couldn’t do it.
Then I did it.
Amazing what you can do once you know you can!
So, it was a nice day, a nice walk. I did hit a wall at around five miles or so, before we got off the trail, but fortunately, there was a Dairy Queen in town that we stopped at to cool off and take a breather.
We felt a little weird, all sweaty, disheveled, in hiking boots with backpacks and walking stick (mine). I felt a little better when a Little League team came in after their game. We weren’t the dirtiest ones then.
The final mile was the hardest, even after that break. I was tired, but a good tired, full of the satisfaction of accomplishment.
I’m thinking I might want to try to walk from the border this summer…