This was my last hike before my hike-a-thon. I made two grave errors, and now I have a list before I walk out the door and one before I lock the car and head up the mountain. Yes, Kelly, you were right.
I forgot my GPS, and although it wasn’t crucial at such a busy place, it needs to be a habit. And here’s the worst one: it wasn’t until I was on the Wonderland Trail that I realized I had forgotten my water ! Stupid mistake and not one I’m likely to make again. I took it out of my pack so I could strap down my poles and it spent the morning on my back seat.
Sigh. The lists are a good idea anyway. It was a beautiful early morning at the park. Saw just a handful of people my first three hours and lots of folks after that. Happy Friday ! Stay tuned for my hike-a-thon updates. I only wish the fires would die down and the haze would clear. Prayers for everyone affected. Onward … 💙