My first backpacking trip this year revealed that I’m not in the same shape I was last year by this time, mentally or physically. Read on to find out what I learned from this shakedown hike.
The Elfin Lakes hike has been on my bucket list for a few years. It is a well-known and very popular overnight trip near Vancouver. The winter has been a long one in Vancouver but I finally bit the bullet and reserved a Friday night at the shelter, with the forecast promising a mix of sun and clouds. It would do.
Last week we drew out a 3-month plan, filling in tasks that need to be accomplished through the weeks and listing out training hikes to get us in shape. The first hike we chose to do is one I was familiar with, having done it with some friends a couple summers ago.