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How to go hiking - Soul Searching

Aug. 18th, 2009 07:19 am How to go hiking


How I did it: I have an old friend that has been caving for years and told me all about it. I was a little hesitant because I am so out of shape after having my baby. I was so suprised that I liked it as much as I did. It is so hard to describe. The two mile hike to the cave was difficult because it was the hottest part of the day. As soon as we approached the cave we felt a burst of cold air like there was an air conditioner built into the mountain. Inside there were bats, stalagtites and stalagmites, little streams of water, mud, silver looking moisture drops all over the cieling- all was strangly beautiful. After the ceiling got too low to walk upright we had to crawl for a while and I used muscles I did'nt know I had. I stepped in a thick mudpuddle and my boots became so heavy. The discomfort of it all was overwhelming, but so worth it. It was so weird finally going from inside the cave to the outer world; like the whole experience was a dream and I was waking up but wishing I could go back to sleep to find out where the dream would lead me. There is something surreal about being surrounded by so much stone and earth. I felt safe and in danger at the same time. It was the most interesting full body workout I have ever had. The two mile hike back was a relief because I was so exhasted. I still wished I had the energy to do it again.

It took me 1 day.

It made me proud

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