Hiking with Irony

Appalachian Trail Obsession

Lake Hike Collage 10-9-15Irony:  A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

It was supposed to be an awesome hike but that’s what expectations will do for us sometimes.  Trip us right up, they do!  I hadn’t hiked in well over a week due to day after day of continuous rain. I gave the trail most of the week this past week to dry out and went early in the day, hoping to avoid as many humans as possible.  I just really wanted to be alone that day more than I usually would.  Yet, as irony, my invisible hiking partner would have it, this was not in the cards or written in the stars.

The percentage of loud voiced people that shouted in the sacred silence of the woods was high yesterday, and Irony was fulfilled by that I’m sure…

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