So today I again hiked about five miles with twenty three pounds in my new pack…..!!!!! This is my second hike with my new pack.
The first hike was with seventeen pounds this past Thursday and it was so light to carry. Today the twenty three pounds was very easy to carry. I am getting used to the weight on my back and also I think the new pack holds the weight very well and makes the load easy to bear. My next goal is to add more weight to my pack hoping to increase the weight to thirty pounds and now I think this is a very reachable goal. Today I heard four of the birds I have been waiting to return to the woods. There was a hermit thrush and an oven bird near the gorge trail. I also heard a black throated green warbler and a common yellow throat on the strath eden trail. I scared a turkey in the woods near the north ridge trail. Until my next hike….