On what is forecast to be our hottest day so far this year, you will find me hitting the hiking trails, yet once again. Tomorrow’s trek will be the 16.5 km route around the Upper Kananaskis Lake. This hike is considered moderate only for its distance as there is not much elevation at all to speak of. It makes up in beauty what it lacks in elevation!
My new toy for hiking is a camelbak. My backpack is built to hold one, so why not have one. The majority of hikers last weekend had either a camelbak or a platypus. I had two water bottles, one in each pocket on either side of my pack. The location of the pockets does not allow for the easiest access to hydration. For that reason, I found I was not drinking as much as I should. With tomorrow’s forecast of +31 degrees, hydration will be important!
My new toy will be even more handy come snowshoe season. But that is a long long long way off!