Edward Abbey said, “My most memorable hikes can be classified as ‘shortcuts that backfired’.” My hiking buddy, C, who I hope will be joining me in posting here, and I dedicated ourselves to testing this theory last summer. While I wouldn’t necessarily call our backfirings (is that a word?) “shortcuts”, they were memorable!
Now we’re sulking because we haven’t gotten out to explore since hunting season started in earnest here in Pennsylvania. We hope to get out this winter, but have resigned ourselves to waiting until spring. To stay sane until then, I decided to start this blog, dedicated to hiking – future adventures, Ms.Adventures, and all things hiking in general.
Since it’s a new year, I’m sharing this quote from Jack Kerouac:
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain.”
Happy New Year, fellow wanderers! May this year bring you all the happiest of trails and the best of backfires.
This from C:
I am looking forward to climbing that goddam mountain. The views are spectacular, the fresh air fills your lungs, and the power you feel from making that climb is inspiration to keep on keeping on. Our plan for 2017 is to hike over 150 miles of PA forest trails. Let’s get started!