Lessons From The Trail

The sounds of forest animals, echos of rushing water among mountains, wind through the trees…adventures in hiking and photography contribute to a sense of peace & happiness in my life. Accordingly, in order to enjoy such occasions, it’s important to understand and follow a few simple rules – Lessons From The Trail.

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard

It never ceases to amaze me, that, given I only weigh 230 lbs., my weight can nevertheless cause movement of boulders many times my size, often upward of a thousand pounds. While it’s not complicated to understand – a focal point of balance hidden from view – it can be difficult to react when you find yourself caught off guard.

It can happen as you navigate a field of smaller rocks, sometimes unstable and possibly slippery. In your mind, you’ve mapped out a sequence of steps to safely guide your movement across the area, ending on the surface of a large, flat rock assumed to be safe. As you place your final step, the last rock shifts unexpectedly, causing you to lose balance and jeopardizing your safety – not everything is as it appears.


8 responses to “Lessons From The Trail”

  1. Excellent advice for most situations in life!!!

    1. Thank you, my friend Robin 😊🌹

  2. Helpful hiking tips. An unexpected slip on loose rocks motivated me to invest in proper hiking shoes a few years ago. Best decision! BTW, I was fine. 😆

    1. Ouch…I’m glad to hear you were okay, my dear 🙏 Good call on acquisition of proper footwear – a must have 🤗🌹

      1. No ouch, fortunately, just a realization that regular athletic shoes were not the best choice. Especially hiking alone, like I was that day. Thank you!

        1. You’re most welcome, my friend Michele ~ wishing you a pleasant afternoon 😊

  3. That once happened with me while crossing a river and I had almost slipped into it when a team member caught me😅

    1. 😅 I’m glad you were OK, my friend Khushi ~ wishing you a wonderful week ahead 😊🌹

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