'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' (Lao Tzu) And so my journey begins. I have always wanted to be a hiker but have never taken the first step. Saturday, I began my journey. The hikes I want to be involved in are hours and hours long, to summits with thrilling views. The hikes I am currently in shape for are rated easy and mostly not resplendent with views to swell the heart. That's OK. That's my first step. Now that I have taken it, I am on the road to my thousand mile journey.
My fist hike was the ever popular Diamond T. It is a 4 km (2.5 mile) loop in Kananaskis.Still very icy - Yak Trax necessary - but so beautiful. The smells of pine and spruce; the wind in my hair/face/ears/lots of wind! It made me so happy.