Saturday, July 24, 2021

I still don't know our hiking route

JW texted to say he'll be picking me up at 1:30 Saturday afternoon (technically today). It's a 2-hour ride out to whatever site it is that JW has selected, and since he still hasn't divulged the route, I guess we'll just start walking once we park. I'm expecting 2.5 hours out, 2.5 hours back, for a total of 5 hours. 

In looking at the photos of the Hantan River, I didn't see any actual pictures of the path itself; there are only pictures of the scenery. Now, the scenery looks gorgeous, but I also suspect that our walk is going to be very hilly: the river-spanning bridges are high up, but if the path also moves along the riverside, then that implies there are some—or many—uphill sections. Good thing I've been doing stair work, eh? Anyway, if we start walking at 3:30 p.m., it's going to be damn hot, but if we go for five hours, then it'll be around 8:30 p.m. by the time we finish, so things ought to be a bit cooler by then. Just a few hours of sweat and suffering.

So I'm looking forward to the hike but also not looking forward to it. Since I still have no idea what the route is, things are going to be interesting. I have a sneaking feeling that JW's "plan" is little more than pick a spot and start walking, then turn around and walk back. JW's not much of a planner, so one has to be prepared for anything.

Stay tuned. There might be pictures later.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

I'm looking forward to those pictures. No mights about it!