Central Ohio is probably not the best place to be located if you are trying to get in shape for hiking or backpacking somewhere with mountains. But I do have a favorite place to do as much as I can.
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On Monday I made it out to Alley Park ahead of yesterday’s snow. This is the first I’ve made it out in a while. Temperatures for the past couple of weeks have been just a bit too cool (as in, below freezing) to be out there barefoot, and while I obviously can hike wearing moccasins, it’s much harder to motivate myself to get out there and do it.
It was nice to be out again.
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).
Another of the local parks that is pretty much ideal for beginning barefooters (or those doing a bit of Rehab) is Charles Alley Park, part of the Lancaster City Park System. The park covers around 300 acres with about 6 miles of hiking trails. It is a kind of mini-Hocking Hills. It seemed a good place to go yesterday.
I had another reason for going.