Clarity is a funny thing. Sometimes it hits us when we feel so small opposite a mountain, the stillness and motion of air the only sound for miles. Other times though, we may be sifting compost on a farm in rural New Mexico while cursing the bitter cold winds.
Our heads will ache and our fingers will go numb, but our comfort is secondary to the livelihood of this man we've only just met...
Even though knees are easily replaced by doctors these days your health insurance provider will thank you for the knee stress alleviation of a pair of trekking poles.
My Leki poles have been through a lot in their four years of service and are going strong...
"Most of us like to feel important. We love to think we're doing better than the other person and have been more successful. Let's face it, deep down inside we want to be at least a little better than the other guy, right?"
Today Gary Sinclair explains how and why the mountains will humble us.
Me: How much are these insoles?
Outfitter: 40 dollars.
Me: Really? That's crazy. I'm not paying that much for insoles.
Outfitter: Well, it may seem like a lot but I promise that you'll still have these when you reach Maine...
Earlier this week we asked:
What cause you would commit your adventure to if you could pick any cause?
Today's blog is an example of one hikers commitment to one cause, Animal Haven shelter, and her experience on our Hike & Adoptable Hound trip.