“We had fun and nobody died…” “We’re in the literal wilderness…”
Everybody: listen up! This is what beginners really feel like! It is hilarious to us but this is the truth coming out. New packers will be just like these girls as they stop to contemplate what they have done so far and how they feel physically after they have only gone a little over a mile. Flat.
When you invite a friend or family member to go on a hiking or backpacking trip with you there is potential that what you will get out of it is an avid hiking and backpacking companion. For life! Now how great would that be?
But remember to keep your expectations low. And make sure your newbie packer is well outfitted. Keep the weight down. Keep the distance on the short side. And nothing too scary or challenging for that first backpacking trip.
And keep your sense of humor, nobody will die and you’ll all have fun! See you on the trails.
Thanks to “ladylike”BuzzFeedYellow and youtube for this video and the images used in this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWbbFVk3G2k