Hiking

Happy feet at last

After hiking all summer with boots that were literally falling apart at the seams (luckily we had fantastic weather this summer; huge holes tend to make boots less waterproof..), I finally got myself a new pair of boots. Since I have weird feet and get blisters even when I wear flip flops (seriously), I’ve been breaking them in slowly by wearing them on walks around the neighborhood with the dogs, but last weekend I wanted to take them out in the mountains.

Mount Pilchuck fit the bill for a short, easy, and hopefully-blister-free hike – plus there’s a lookout at the top, so it’s an interesting destination even if you don’t have any views…which we didn’t. Still, it was a great day out with our friends; the fresh snow made everything look all Christmasy and gorgeous, and we got quite a bit of sunshine even though the clouds obscured most of our views. Best of all? I came home with toasty, dry feet (impressive considering the trail was basically a stream on Saturday) and not a single blister. Huzzah!

Soaking up the sun We found these nutrias... First hike in my new boots

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jaimie October 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hey girl! Keep your smacking stick to yourself! lol!
    I moved my Mr. down to land of the sun just so I would not have to be drenched everyhour of everyday.
    Glad to hear you are bister free. :)

  • Reply Eli October 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Skikkelige sko er kjekt å ha ja! Dere går jo så mange utrolig flotte turer! Virkelig misunnelig her jeg sitter (men unner dere jo turene da; dårlig ord det der ;) ) og kjenner det kribler i fjellfoten. Smack noen i hodet for alle oss vestlendiger også – litt regn dør man ikke av!! ;) Ha en strååålende fin dag :)

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