Every year, Jon and I say we’re going to start hiking more. And every year the summer comes and goes and we don’t dedicate time to the mountains – the ones that we can see from our living room window.
It’s kinda sad because we are literally surrounded with natural beauty. (It’s the nice weather we’re waiting for, I tell myself.)
This year we’re motivated by more than the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. We have our sites set on the Snowman Trek in Bhutan for the fall of 2013.
The Snowman Trek is considered to be the hardest trek in the world with 11 passes, many over 16,000 feet and one over 18,000. It’s not something that one takes lightly. And as, such we’re starting our training now.
Die-hard hikers will laugh but the fact that we’ve been out hiking twice just in the last week is a big deal for us. We first did Little Si (1,900 feet) and then Mt. Si (3,900 feet).
On both hikes, I took the Osprey Syncro 20 with me.
This daypack is comfortable enough that I wore it for 4 hours of hiking and never felt like it was Beth with Osprey Syncro 20uncomfortable or heavy. It has a light internal frame that keeps the shape sturdy and the hydration/reservoir system in place.