Thursday, February 18, 2010
Take a Hike
Image from flickr.
I finally took my boots and all my gear for a test drive. I loaded up the backpack and walked 4 miles on the hike / bike trails in my neighborhood. It took me an hour and a half but I stopped at least a dozen times to adjust the straps, trying to get them just right. The pack also has internal aluminum frames that can be bent to better fit your body and I was messing with those. I'm confident I can do 10 at a pace averaging 2.5 miles per hour, which is what the event leader said they did last time. It's actually easier to carry than my books even though it weighs more.
I made the mistake of wearing cotton socks, though, so I have a blister developing on the bottom of one foot. What was I thinking? I know better than that...