OK, so here is the dilemma. I want to go snowshoeing in the woods but I don’t own a car and I don’t want to go to the expense of renting one. My hiking club rents a bus every week and goes cross country skiing and snowshoeing and I can go as well for a little over $20. OK! OK! I’m not going this week because you know “polar vortex”, -40C wind chill and 80 Km wind gusts. My goal for this week is just to not fall on the icy sidewalks.
In Part One of this article I discussed what you should wear to go hiking. Now I will finish up with some more of my hiking observations. How to reduce the number of times you tip over! Proper footwear discussed in Part One Get a walking stick. Some people have two walking sticks or ski poles or poles specifically for hiking. I have one walking stick and it has a little shock absorber (cool!) but no chrome or racing stripes (bummer!) I am too dangerous with two sticks. I will start adjusting something or lean over to pick something up and those two poles get waving around in the air. Either that or a drop one and it slides down a hill. I am not proud of it but I am lazy so I generally pull out my helpless and distressed female act at these times and get somebody else to go get my stick for me.
You read that right. This Fat Chick isn’t hiking! Not gonna do it! No way! Uh UH! I want to hike. Well that’s not true. We are having a heat wave! If the weather was cooler I would definitely like to go. So what is the problem? I have a booboo! Actually I have several injuries. Hiking just isn’t in the cards right now. So today I am going to talk about Fat Chick hiking, one of my favorite sports! There is nothing like getting into the woods, hearing the breeze in the trees, smelling the tree bark and pine needles and watching the sunshine dance through the leaves. Yep, I’m a big tree hugger followed closely by a babbling brook … babbler? Splishsplasher? Hmm.