A Rainy Training Hike

Today we went on an 8.2 mile hike in the rain! It's was delightful, though my feet were pruney by the end. we both wore our packs. Though mine was loaded with 8 days of food and Eric's wasn't. Mine was about 30 lbs and Eric's was about 14 with food/water. 

 Ready to hike! 

Ready to hike! 

Eric is astonishingly good at spotting mushrooms! It was super fun to see so many varieties.  

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 Eric was skipping through the forest gleefully all day. It was adorable.  

Eric was skipping through the forest gleefully all day. It was adorable.  

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 The final destination and turn around point, Berry Creek Falls

The final destination and turn around point, Berry Creek Falls

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 Eric said to me "don't fall down this hill" I said "I'm gonna!" He said "well I guess I'll try to save you then" 

Eric said to me "don't fall down this hill" I said "I'm gonna!" He said "well I guess I'll try to save you then" 

 Nice and muddy shoes at the end of the hike. A day well spent! 

Nice and muddy shoes at the end of the hike. A day well spent! 

 We stopped for a sandwich on our way home. We were hungry!!!! 

We stopped for a sandwich on our way home. We were hungry!!!! 

So my biggest take away is that wet feet get sensitive! After asking around on the internet I got the suggestion to soak them until they are pruny and then let them dry often until we leave, since his will "toughen them up"  

I'm sore but feeling good! What a great way to spend the day.  Can't wait for next time!

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