Thunderstorms + Amateur Hikers
This past weekend, Jeremy and I decided to go on an overnight hike near the portion of the Appalachian Trail found by the Delaware Water Gap. We ignored weather reports of thunderstorms and weather over 90°F and packed up our enormous hiking backpacks, hoping for the best.
We've never done an overnight hike before, so this was going to be some adventure for us. We decided to play it safe and camp on a reserved platform close to the main lodge. This gave us a chance to focus more on testing out our new equipment and figuring out how to cook with a tiny, portable stove, instead of focusing on how to just survive in the wilderness and not get eaten by bears. And lo and behold, we managed to set up our wonky, amateur-made tent literally a few seconds before the thunderstorm hit us and we scrambled like idiots into our tent to stay dry and hope for the best.
But all in all, with a few early summer burns on our shoulders, we got to squeeze in some incredible, rocky hiking (aside from all the millepedes that decided to terrorize me) and even a few hours of kayaking on Catfish Lake (no, we did not see any catfish). A long weekend well spent, and now I'm back to cuddling Bubba so hard it's like we're one single being.