We’re trying out a new concept at altitude-blog.com. Janick Altitude and I are going to share a hiking story with you. We’ve chosen five key words that we must use in our texts: Rain, Wind, Garbage, Cheese and Running. The rest is totally our point of view. We wrote our respective articles without having the read the other’s. Enjoy!
*Please note that Janick’s article is currently in French. Translation coming soon.
It’s morning. It’s raining. It’s cold. Janick asks me with a worried look whether we’re still on for the hike. Fearing she’s having doubts, I answer: “Yeah!” Her response warms me up: “Sweet!”
The plan was to hike up Mont-Tremblant. I was looking forward to it. I also was hoping for a rigorous experience. You know, to kick up the intensity a notch or two. It started off well, what with the rain and the cold. As we started hiking, we realized that we were simply generating too much heat. The sweat was going to wet us more than the drizzle. So off went the shells. I was covered in merino wool, a little rain wasn’t going to faze me. I also decided to shed the bottom legs of my convertible pants. God bless convertible pants. With clothes set at breathable, I was more comfortable than a warm hug from someone you love. Ok, I wasn’t that comfortable, but close enough.
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