Thoughts on Hiking – Whitewater included

Thanks to Peter Berkey for the photo – hiking at Whitewater Canyon. Yesterday. Today is a bit of a catch-up day – shopping for camp food for later in the week, filling up the truck for Gimli tomorrow, baking bread for sandwiches – and so on.

Simon has a catch-up day too – paperwork and inside stuff while the rain has poured down out there.

Hey! No need to water the garden.

Looking back:  loved the hike yesterday. Did not love the creek crossing. Boulders are just awful for me. But I did it in the end and now I know where the crossing is that I can negotiate fairly easily.

Yup – my hiking Achilles Hell – boulders.

At least I know it and I have to compensate for it.

I’ve been living with low-level anxiety for at least a week now. It seems to be about all sorts of things. I’m anxious about Gimli tomorrow and the final scramble to the ridge. (having promised myself I can stop if I don’t feel comfortable) – anxious about my backpacking trip ( how will I manage five days without pooping? -Yeah – I’m one of those people who can’t poop in the “wild.”)

Anxious about things I don’t even know I’m anxious about.

Sheesh!

Must find a way to tame this beast.

Best way to start is to let it be – don’t make it angrier by poking it with a stick.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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