“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.”
– G.M. Trevelyan
“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”
Today (Monday 8/21/17) was much cooler than on Saturday went I ventured out into the woods. Barely 60 degrees, the humidity was much lower which made hiking more than enjoyable. Since Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is around 20 minutes from where I live, it seems to be my new “go to” place to get a hike in. I can get a good six miles done in about 2 hours, maybe a little longer (or shorter) depending on how fast I am hiking.
After hiking in peace with an ever brightening sky, I climbed a short incline, rounded a corner and was rewarded with this nice shot.
Since I was hiking my new favorite loop in WPRR, I decided to head off on a connector trail that would leave the Red Trail on to a connector trail to the Orange Trail back on another connector where I would meet up again with the Red Trail. Here are some of the things that I saw:
Summer 2017 Mileage:
Sounds you hike at about the same pace! I’m always trying to average about three miles per hour. It’s a comfortable endurance hiking pace. At high altitude, I like to cut that to two miles per hour to conserve energy. And lest I forget great photos.
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I agree. For me, although I am looking for the physical benefits of hiking, I am also out there for the peace that it gives me. If you move to fast, you have to return to the real world that much quicker!!! Moving along at decent pasce works for both the body and the mind. Thanks for the kind words!