This is something I really needed to read.
One of the things I enjoy doing, but don’t do nearly enough, is hiking. There’s just something about going for a walk in the woods. It’s peaceful. It can be quite a workout. It’s just fun to do. Twenty years and 100 pounds ago, I would look for the trails on the map that were marked “very rugged” and challenge myself to take them. It was exhausting, but it was always a good time.
I remember one time I went to Turkey Run State Park with some friends. We went after the “very rugged” trail that goes through a place called “Boulder Canyon”. It is not misnamed. That section of the park is basically a collection of big rocks. Coming out of the canyon can be pretty tricky. As you can imagine – because it’s a canyon – you basically have to climb out of the canyon. And this particular…
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