This is an in-between day – between snowshoeing yesterday and doing the same tomorrow. Sunday is Windy Ridge – a big one. Exciting!
I rather like these in-between days – a chance to get caught up on baking, laundry, cleaning – the usual domestic stuff. And then I don’t have to think about those things when I’m “out there.”
Interesting: yesterday I posted photos on the KMC FB page and got a couple of comments about “You shouldn’t snowshoe on your own” and “There’s an avalanche risk” and “You put your life and others’ lives in danger.”
I pointed out that I do not need to be lectured. I honestly don’t understand the point of lecturing someone (mansplaining?) after the fact. I had a wonderful day. And now someone wants to throw cold water over that? I have heard the same thing for years and years (decades): don’t go alone. There are bears out there! What if something happens?” And lately: “OMG Ticks!”
Really? Do we really want to find reasons to keep people from enjoying the outdoors?
And no, I do not advocate recklessness. But please, ask me what my precautions are – what my knowledge is – what my research is – before you tell me what I should and should not do.
Lecturing is sanctimonious at best. It’s also disrespectful. A dialogue is fine. But I don’t appreciate people who get all righteous.
I completely understand the choice Ben made not to lead any more KMC trips. We’ll just go on our own and have a wonderful time.