A loooonnnnggg story goes with this photo.
I’ll spare you the details, so lemme just say:
Phin said this would be a 6 mile hike. Liar. It was 4 miles UPHILL! Then there was the 4 miles back down.
I almost fainted because I started the hike full of energy and trekking fast and mighty. Till I forgot to breath and my lungs felt like they were collapsing. Turns out I have asthma…maybe that had something to do with it?
NO COTTON SOCKS! Ok…so, we did this hike as a precursor to a Half Dome trek. Eric, my BIL (organizer of the trek) said not to wear cotton socks b/c they’re prone to creating blisters. Wear wool socks. Well, I thought, since this hike is short, a mere 6 miles, cotton socks wouldn’t be an issue. Wrong. After 8 miles, cotton socks and ill-fitting hiking boots, my left foot was a bloody mess of a stump.
Energy you may ask? The trail follows the PG&E trail at Rancho San Antonio Preserve and by the end of the hike, I was out of it. But the view was nice, yesh? Overlooks the South Bay.
submitted to Thursday's Challenge: Energy