Had I known that because of the low water level in the Delaware River that it would take 8 hours to raft 12 miles (with 2 stops to rest), I probably wouldn’t have gone on the trip.
Category Archives: Nature
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.
There are some things that cannot be bad.
Camping? Could be bad if the place is bad.
New York? Could be bad if you’re in a bad mood.
Camping in New York? Could be bad if you don’t own camping gear.
Camping in New York at Malouf’s Mountain, however, is just one of those things that cannot be bad.
The words to describe this experience don’t exist.
If I had to grasp blindly at ones that do, I’d probably touch briefly upon magical, and spectacular, and incredible.
City kids in the country–can it get more clichéd than that? Probably.