The last many holidays I have been on have been pretty much all hiking, as I do not care to lie still on a beach or by a pool – something has to happen!
Here are most of the hikes I have been on the last few years.
Coast to Coast / Across England from St. Bees to Robin Hoods bay.
Lake District / England – an awesome area!
Zion National Park / Yosemite park / USA. (vacation & day hikes)
The Wicklow Way / Ireland, from Clonegal in Carlow up to Dublin.
Ring of Kerry / Ireland, Southwestern part.
Amalfi Coast / Italy Sorento and Salerno area.
Common to these has been that they have been relatively short, with Coast to Coast being the longest at 309km.
So now it’s time to try my hand at a slightly longer hike and the choice is then landed on a trip that will probably show if I’m a man or a mouse;)
After completing the Pacific Crest trail, I have come to the conclusion that I am more man than mouse when it comes to hiking – part of it might be the idea of “quitting” something I have spend a lot of money on (saving up, and buying plane ticket etc. can add up).
The “lost” vacation is also someting that I would probably not enjoy if I had to quit a hike. So I might just be stubborn enough to keep going instead. AND a good mantra to keep in mind is “you never quit on a bad day”.
So far I have been enjoying the hikes, and yes, there are days that are easily forgotten because nothing happens or the scenery is boring, but the peace of mind just walking is amazing.