Ever since my first hike a few months ago, I have found myself quite addicted to finding new trails each weekend to experience. I find the activity quite like travel because it allows me the ability to discover somewhere new and learn new things about myself. It’s also the perfect activity to keep my mind off the fact that I’m not traveling, while allowing my money to stay in my bank account, so that I can get back out on the road as soon as possible.
Yesterday, Jeff and I tried out a new nearby trail, and I was so excited to use a new iPhone app to track my hike. I downloaded Ramblr last week, and couldn’t wait to put it to use. The app allows you to track not only hiking, but other outdoor activities such as biking, snowboarding, sailing, and horseback riding, just to name a few. Then you allow it to track your activity, while keeping note of your duration, speed, distance and ascent. You can also take and upload pictures, video, and notes from your activity. For me, this is the ideal app, so I can keep track of what I am doing each week and build upon it.
The area Jeff and I hiked in yesterday was probably the most beautiful trail we’ve been on, with waterfalls and lakes throughout. It was an easy and relaxing hike, which was just what we needed after the busy work week.
Even though we got a bit rained on, it was still the perfect day. We wound up spending two hours on the trail and walking a total of 3.9 miles. We did wind up stopping here and there to soak in the views, so while it wasn’t our most intense hike, it was the ideal way to spend our Saturday.