My name is Ed. I’m a 40-something IT guy. Many years ago as a Boy Scout, I frequently went on camping trips with my troop. I liked camping! But one thing I always dreaded was hiking.
“Let’s all go walk for ten miles through a hot, sandy, buggy Florida summer.”
“Awwwwwwwwwww! Not again!”
I had no interest in hiking, no interest in shoes, no interest in packs. I’d rather go swim in the lake, play with fire, or carve on a stick.
Now, as an adult I find myself interested. I work in a city, live in a city, spend very little time outdoors, and need to shed a few pounds. One day some of my coworkers were talking about taking a long hike, and I found myself actually wanting to join them. They wanted to walk the C&O canal towpath from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC. 185 miles? Sure. Why not.
So this blog is about my new hobby: Planning for hiking, hiking, and complaining about hiking.