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This is a little blog about the joy of walking. I’ve found and enjoyed reading a number of walking blogs and thought I’d add my own. By the way, my favourite walking blog is the lonewalker.uk…he combines local history and landmarks with interesting writing and his own great photos.
My love of walking was kindled in 2005 when I took my Girl Scout troop to Pax Lodge in London and Our Chalet, in Switzerland. While there, I had a day to join a group of Norwegian scouts for a day’s hike up an alp. I was hesitant about being able to make the climb, but the guide from Our Chalet was kind and and encouraged me to give it a try. Well, I was always the last in line, but no one minded and…I made it! I so clearly remember toasting myself at the top with tea that I’d brought in my thermos for this very reason, and just enjoying the marvel of it all!
Since then, I’ve lived on the prairie and my walks have been little more than local hikes, with a few notable exceptions. I joined a Ramblers Holiday group to walk the West Highland Way in Scotland in 2010 and now that we’ve moved to the mountainous state of Montana, there are endless opportunities to walk and hike. So, that’s what I’ll write about…the work and pleasure of getting outside, breaking a sweat and seeing the countryside!