My friends and I have always had a long-standing joke that everyone's "About Me" ANYTHING includes the tidbit "Interests: Hiking". You name it: online dating profile, Facebook, Work Bio... everyone apparently is a Hiking lifer- myself very much included.
Let me be clear: I do love to Hike. In Oregon (editor's note: Please know that it's pronounced "OR-EH-GEN" not "ORY-GONE"- I promise!), I would have a harder time finding a store bagging groceries with plastic bags than I would finding a place to hike: trails are everywhere! And I do love to explore them. But am I up at the crack of dawn every Saturday putting on my hiking boots and trekking up the tallest mountain I can find? Far from it. I'm sitting on my couch like a f*tass, sipping coffee and monologuing my boyfriend about my diet.
So, when someone else suggests a weekend hike-like Juan-, I'm more than happy to break my normal stride and head to the trails! If for no other reason than to validate all of my "About Mes".
|We chose spec-tac-u-lar Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast for our Hike.|
|How's that for a Saturday view?|
|Mating Caterpillars: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's a'more...|
|Hello Pacific Ocean!|
|We sat in silence and took in the view. Which was great for both of us considering we always want the other one to shut up.|
|Little Windy, lotta sap!|
|Wait til' you see my kicks (the whisper song)|
|The peak of the hike: Cape Lookout|
|In shoe world, I think this is considered living the good life.|
|It is rarely lost on me how fortunate I am to live in an ocean-bordered state.|
|Watch your step! Juan had the brilliant idea to suggest we trek down there. I think he was trying to kill me.|
|Weathering the wind and sun- like, omg, my life is so hard, right? ;)|
|The aftermath. Thanks Guys.|
|What an idiot.|
|Oh PS this is an outfit post: XL grey t-shirt topped off with loose grey henley and ratty hiking hair: you're welcome for this inspiration.|
So I think this means I can officially continue to use "Hiking" as an active interest for the next 12 months. Quota filled!
Are you a true-blue Hiker?