If I have the opportunity to go for a hike, then I do. Although hiking is quite a relative word for me. I won't be hiking Everest or the Appalachian Trail any time soon. Despite my lack of back woods expertise I do enjoy a good venture to relax after a day of consulting.
One day after training some pre-service teachers at Rowan University in New Jersey, I found this little trail. It was pretty easy, but that's just how I like it!
This one is supposed to be a historical trail in White Plains, NY. It was a little run down from hurricane Sandy, but still 'hikable'.
Then while in Peterborough, NH I stopped on the way to climb Mt Monadnock. I did pretty well. Most of the way. It got to the point where it was just rock. Now there are some folks where this would just be like a stroll in the park for them. But for me. Well....I am not one for heights. Just thinking back to it is making me nauseous.
|There should be a pheasant in there somewhere :)|
|Where I should've begun walking back.|
|View of the river from my hotel room (in my sweaty hiking clothes)|
I got to a certain point where I just could not climb any higher. Yet, I was not crazy about going back down either. Luckily, I met two kind young men who were walling to walk back down with me. Lesson learned.