June 3, 2013

Walking Sticks


Although hiking up a mountain is more strenuous than hiking back down, the downhill stretch can be more hazardous. It's easy to twist an ankle or stumble going downhill, especially on a rough or rocky trail.

Frank broke off some branches from a downed tree and fashioned crude but serviceable walking sticks for us.

When we reached the bottom of the trail near Skyline Drive, he left them leaning on a tree for other hikers to use.

7 comments:

  1. We always use a pair of hiking sticks (like ski poles) when were out. They really do help.

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  2. Great idea.. I'll bet they helped. And kind of you to leave them for the next hikers.

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  3. When we go to our local flea market, my Hubs is always on the look out for a good walking stick. They have so many light weight ones but he is looking for one that is heavy duty.

    Good idea your Hubs had!!

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  4. one of my blogger pals (a serious hiker!) uses the hiking sticks, too. :)

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  5. Nature gives us everything we need :) Nice of you to think of other hikers.

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  6. A very thoughtful thing to do---leaving the sticks for others to use. To my knees going down is harder than going up. LOL MB

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  7. Good idea to make the hike safer for you and for the next people to come along.

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