Every time, someone is planning to come along on one of my hikes, they usually say something along the lines of: “but I’ll be going very slow and probably won’t keep up with you”. To which I always respond with: “no worries, I usually go at a decently slow pace so you’ll be just fine”. Most of the people think that by saying that I’m just being nice, since I go hiking “SO MUCH”. But in all honesty, no matter how often I hike, it’s still difficult for me. Every time. Sure, it does get a little bit easier if I’m consistent throughout the year. And yes, I do feel more comfortable on the trails than I did about five years ago. But going uphill with a backpack for extended periods of time is still exhausting no matter how much hiking you do. I still have to push myself and remind myself of the reward awaiting for me at the top. And while it’s always worth it for me at the end of the day, it does not mean that the journey was “a breeze”. Although, there’s often a breeze or a windstorm on that can be experienced on the trail so there’s that.🤷🏻♀️
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Do you ever give 'experience' gifts during the holidays? There are a lot of reasons to give experiences as gifts: you're tight on cash, you're bad at crafts, you're trying to reduce your environmental impact — but perhaps the best reason is just that experience gifts last. They make memories and create adventures. They are fun to personalize, and they bring joy. Plus, you can pull them off last minute. On a budget. And live your values in the process. We have some tips for planning the ultimate hiking experience gift in our bio link — but we want to hear some of your best experience-giving stories, too! 📸Photo by trip reporter WonderSmash from Cape Disappointment State Park 📍Land of the Chinook and Lower Chinook people #washingtontrails#hiking#pnw#pacificnorthwest#hike#backpacking#washington#trail#pnwexplored#beach
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