My wife and I do a lot of backpacking. We like to say that it’s an expensive hobby to get into, but once all the supplies are purchased, you have a ticket to a lifetime of cheap vacations.
We had a great time, but I definitely learned a few lessons:
- When planning a high-mileage trip, be certain beforehand that everyone in the group is up to the challenge.
- Get an early start (and NOT at the expense of skipping meals).
- Apparently, five days of strenuous hiking is the best way to cure ITBS. I’m now walking pain-free for the first time in two months! The things they neglect to teach us in medical school…