So, before I bore you with the details of this slightly disappointing trip, feel free to read them on my Oregon Waterfall Tour blog, here.
The part of this story that I didn’t mention, is that fact that I, once again got out into the wilderness and went for a walk. This time I did it with a backpack. It wasn’t loaded with much, but I wanted to see what my new hiking backpack felt like. Of course, that’s the excuse I used to bring snacks!
It actually threw off my balance a little, and on a steep decline I actually fell on my butt. So, I’ll have to get used to it some more.
The other thing about this hike, was that I could see myself going farther. There was a second falls another three miles away, which would have made the total trip for the day seven, and I totally wanted to go.
I dunno who I am anymore, but six months ago I would never have willing wanted to walk another three miles. I doubt I would have even walked the first mile it all.
There is something invigorating about the idea that I am becoming stronger and more outgoing. I love that I want to go outdoors. I love that I don’t mind an hour walk through a park.
Granted, I have yet to do any of this by myself. But, I will get there.