I spent the winter hiking carrying my fanny* pack. It has mainly water, a little medical kit, a spare windbreaker, and my camera tripod. The extra weight totals about 20 pounds.
Yesterday I took a shot at my full-on backpack.
It’s a 70° in central Ohio at the end of January. So, what are you going to do? Well, you’re going to take down your Christmas lights. But before you do that, you’re heading out for a hike.
For me, that meant that yesterday I checked out a new place for me: Rhododendron Cove.
Fellow barefooter Lee Parker, the Chatauqua Barefooter, is in town this weekend for the Flint Ridge Knap-In. I met him last year at the same event, and we had time to take a short stroll along the Flint Ridge trail.
This time he came a day early, so we had the chance yesterday to head on down to Hocking Hills for something serious.
I made a point of heading over to Alley Park yesterday morning. I’m slowing increasing the weight of my backpack, so this time it had about 40 pounds in it.
I found it a bit more challenging for my bare feet, only because I felt the stones more than usual (and my knees complained).