#829: Hike to the top of Bear Mountain

11 Oct

A strenuous hike to me is one that makes you short of breath for a minute or two while you navigate repeating stone steps, or a slight incline on the trail.

Yesterday’s hike involved scaling a sheath of rock that was mostly smooth except for a few grooves your feet were somehow supposed to find while you tried not to think about what would happen if you missed one and slid to your death.

And it wasn’t even that perilous of a hike, in hiking terms!

Luckily, it was a beautiful fall day, I didn’t fall, and even though we got lost getting to the most breath-taking peak in that particular park, we made it back to the boat on time.

So, all in all, a success.  But the next time I see “challenging” as a rating for a hike, even when it goes higher to “very challenging” and “difficult,” I’m going to think twice.  Rock scrambling is fun for many, but I am not one of those many.

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Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Nature


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