So this just happened... me in a military surplus type store asking the guy behind the counter where the tactical style backpacks are.
When I located this baby, it's love at first sight! The guy tells me he has the same one and it's great. I'm eager to get my hands on it and start asking questions about durability, weight limits, feedback from previous customers, etc. This guy... who works where he does, isn't able to provide anything further. I'm looking at the pack, checking the molle, zippers, clips, looking at the compartment for the hydration bladder, etc. when he asks me, what will you be using this for? I state simply, Rucking. Then in all my excitement I launch into a whole explanation of what #goruck is and the different challenges, etc. When I look up at his blank expression.... so I ask him, what do you use your pack for? His response wasn't even close to what I was expecting. He says, oh I went to Disneyland and needed a good back pack.
My day just got a 1000 times better! #hikingnorcal#exploringnorcal2017#girlswhohike#peoplewhooutdoor#goruck#gorucklight#rucking#christmasinjuly#thethingsthatexciteme
Got up at 5:00am this morning and while most people were snoozing I was hitting the trails. To me, this is the perfect morning. Total silence and being outdoors. It was nice and cool so I was able to run the lower trail. I wanted to catch the sun so I went up one of the trails and it was pretty steep but that allowed me a really good leg workout. To be honest it was a bit tough but oh so worth it when I go to the top. When I can to the clearing after climbing over some big ass boulders I came across a small deer then got to sit and watch the sun rise over the hill. Perfect is the only word needed.
I climbed back down then ran the lower trail back to my car, came home and finished my morning with an omlet topped with salsa made from my garden bounty and a bowl of blueberries. Again, perfect morning is the only way to describe my Saturday. #soloadventures2017#findingmeagain#whos42#girlswhohike#hikingnorcal#buttecounty#peoplewhooutdoor#norcalbeauty#naturelover#exploringnorcal2017#nofilterneededhere