ODE TO MY HIKING BOOTS
I'm not a person who is attached to their stuff..it comes and goes for me but I have become very attached to my hiking boots. I bought them for my trip to Sth America way back in 2010 when I went to Peru and Bolivia. I'd never owned a pair before and they were pretty awesome climbing around Machu Pichu and driving thru Salt Flat Desert looking for flamingos.
When i returned from my trip they were thrown in the closest as I grappled with some pretty serious health issues. It was my last hospitalization in 2013 when I almost died when my organs began to shut down and I spent a week in hospital not knowing what was wrong that really was a turning point in my life. Lying still for 12 hours getting 5 blood transfusions gave me plenty of thinking time about time wasted on shit people and shit experiences.
I spent a week in hospital looking out of my window watching the bushfires take over the Blue Mountains, a place an hr from me and one I'd been to 3 times in my life. I vowed if I got better I'd pull my boots out and go hiking again. Luckily my illness was diagnosed, treatment applied and I'm still here today.
These boots have seen 4 Gold trips i the past 2 yrs- 2 in New Zealand and 2 in Central Australia. They've done Bronze and Silver Trips in Berowra and Wild Dogs in the Blue Mountains, they've done the Kepler Track twice, the Milford and Routeburn as well. They've climbed Uluru, walked through The Olgas, hiked Kings Canyon to watch the sunrise, gone in mines in Bolivia, Bungonia and Luxmore. They've gone on countless TAFE hikes in Lithgow, Blue Mountains and Sth Coast and helped me earn my Cert 3 in Bushwalking and Risk assessment.
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