Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Breaking in the boots - prep for the first hike!

REI's Labor Day sale was my friend this year. My new boots were on sale, but because they are last year's model, not because of the annual clearance. But we also got some great deals on clothing that I'll be wearing around the trails and around the house.

Our first hike is on the calendar! We'll be heading up to "bag" Mt. Jackson on the weekend of September 12-14, the camping in our favorite notch area campground should be lovely.

I am breaking in my new boots so that in 2 weeks they will be comfortable on the trails. This is not a long climb coming up, and is listed as moderate, but I am so happy with this weather that the extra walks along the esplanade in Boston and in the Blue Hills down in Milton are a joy.

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