Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer squeezed into a pair of skinny jeans and couldn’t bend his legs when he walked? That’s me right now. Minus the jeans. I’ve been walking around all stiff-legged á la Frankenstein since I woke up Sunday morning because my thighs are SO sore from the hike! I can hear Jillian Michaels tsk tsk-ing at me now.
Despite my aches and pains, I had a ton of fun on Saturday – being out in the wilderness all day was exactly what I’ve been craving, and the views along the way just took my breath away! We learned about edible plants in the wild, gorged ourselves on blueberries and huckleberries growing along the path, ate lunch overlooking a waterfall, and trekked through chilly ice caves, which were both magnificent and slightly eerie (maybe because the gorges reminded me of the movie 127 Hours).
If you live in NYC and like to get in touch with nature every once in a while, I definitely recommend checking out Brooklyn Outfitters. Our guides Stetson and Katie were super informative and friendly, and I’m already looking forward to booking our next trip! …preferably after I’ve worked on some squat exercises, that is.