Hiking Tip – Views

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Here is a very basic hiking tip for you, one I am certain most of those who hike are already aware of, but for those of you just starting out, take note.  Some of the absolute best views in this world require a great deal of effort.  But my gosh, once you reach the peak, the landscape will indeed reward you!

Thank you for the exposure to a gorgeous new location Robert and for making my special day so memorable.

Happy trails!

“Effort will release it’s reward only after you refuse to quit.” – Unknown

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Hiking Confession

My mother would never label me as overly sentimental, in fact, she often thinks I am unvarnished by life’s situations, but honestly that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Last night, while sitting around my family table that once sat my own father, mother, and brother, I told my husband how I donated my old hiking boots.  As I said this, I felt tears form in my eyes.  I have always had a hard time passing along my old hiking boots.  That moment of placing them in a bag, handing them over to someone else, or donating them, always fills me with a pang of sadness, for those boots have hiked miles, either solo or with my family by my side.  My boots have seen the best and the worst of me, they have covered terrain that has tested me and my boots have supported me as I felt overcome with emotion whenever I witness a sunset, spot an animal in the distance, arrive at a turquoise lake, or reach a summit.  Those boots are infused with memories, miles and mud.

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I have never been one to cherish things, and there are few objects in this world that capture me ( I prefer to regard people and experiences over things), but those boots, oh, they are ever so hard to leave behind.  Do you feel the same?  Our boots are rich with history, right?

Hiking Tip

I just did the old flip the boots over to inspect the tread and on the train heading to one of my absolute favorite locations in all the world (powerful I know, but ever so true) my favorite hiking boots were bare.  Shoot.  I vowed, for safety, to purchase new boots the moment I returned and donate my old pair, but here is a hiking tip for ya.  My favorite boots for the female foot are made by the company LOWA.

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These boots slide on, fit perfectly and never have to be broken in.  No, I am not sponsored, nor do I receive any type of perks for stating the fact that I love their boots, simply recommending a great shoe for anyone that might be interested.

Happy trails!

 

June 9 – Women Who Hike!

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If you are reading this and you are female, you are welcome to join!

Here are the details for our next hike!

Date:  Saturday, June 9

Time:  10:00

Meeting Point:  Tram 10 – stop Aesch Dorf (we will meet directly at the tram stop).

Route:  We will walk through Aesch, up to the Pfeffingen Castle and possibly on to Ettingen (tram 10).  There are a couple of steady climbs, so bring hiking polls if you wish.

Estimated Time:  3 – 4 hours and roughly 10+ km

Bring:  Plenty of water, snacks, smiles, dogs, but please no children!

Notes on Weather:  If it is raining, stay home, drink a coffee and we will plan another hike in better weather!

Notes on Friends:  Bring a friend because we love to hike with awesome women and the more the merrier!

Women Who Hike

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Here are the details for our next hike!

Date:  Saturday, June 9

Time:  10:00

Meeting Point:  Tram 10 – stop Aesch Dorf (we will meet directly at the tram stop).

Route:  We will walk through Aesch, up to the Pfeffingen Castle and possibly on to Ettingen (tram 10).  There are a couple of steady climbs, so bring hiking polls if you wish.

Estimated Time:  3 – 4 hours and roughly 10+ km

Bring:  Plenty of water, snacks, smiles, dogs, but please no children!

Notes on Weather:  If it is raining, stay home, drink a coffee and we will plan another hike in better weather!

Notes on Friends:  Bring a friend because we love to hike with awesome women and the more the merrier!