“The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy, walk and be healthy. “The best of all ways to lengthen our days” is not, as Mr. Thomas Moore has it, “to steal a few hours from night, my love;” but, with leave be it spoken, to walk steadily and with a purpose. The wandering man knows of certain ancients, far gone in years, who have staved off infirmities and dissolution by earnest walking,–hale fellows close upon eighty and ninety, but brisk as boys.” —Charles Dickens
Company: Jim W.
Route: San Geronimo Ridge (out-and-back)
Distance: 9.63 miles (___ kilometers)
Elevation Gain: 1635 feet (___ meters)
Time: 4 hours
Weather: 70s (F)
Shoes: Brooks Cascadia 9, size 11 (The “Right” Shoe)
Socks: New WrightSock Coolmesh II size (one medium, one large), short crew X 2.
Poles: Yes! Happiness!
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I feel very grateful to have access to such beautiful places to do my Camino training hikes. I did this same hike a few weeks ago with my friend Tristan but that day, we were socked in by fog the entire hike. This time, we were able to see the stunning views…
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