So this weekend FI and I went on some backwoods hiking. We're 'moderate' in our skills and thought we had chose our hikes well. We did two seperate 5km hikes on saturday and stayed in a hotel that night.Saturday was amazing. It was super hot out but we had dressed accordingly, had plenty of water and snacks and backpacks full of supplies. Saw some really awesome stuff.
Sunday however was probably one of the worst experiences of my life. Both of us were tired in the morning, but nothing out of the ordinary. FI was having some allergy issues so he was a bit foggier than normal which was the start of our downfall. We drove to the trailhead in the middle of no where and started this 11km hike. It was +35C out. Mid-way FI realises in his allergic haze this morning he hadn't taken the sandwich and fruit out of the cooler and put them in our bag. So now we are in the middle of nowhere on a 6 hour hike with only granola bars and almonds. at about km 4 I got an ominous cramp and sure as shit, ladytime has started. 2 days early, and of course i have nothing on me as I'm never early.
by km 7 we realise that the water level is super high where the trail crosses the river. Being super short, the water wouldve been thigh level. So now we are going off the track to try and find a better spot to ford the river.
By km 8, we're out of water. Km 9 was a relentless steep up hill climb and now i'm pretty sure I have heat exhaustion and I am bawling the entire climb. Poor FI. He was such a trooper. He kept calm and managed to calm me down and encourage me to persevere. Km 9.5 we found a stream and used our shirts to filter the water into our bag. and we washed down and wet our bandanas. We made it back to the car 6.5 hours after we started. 2lbs lighter too. Yikes.
FI told me last night he had actually been full out panicking when I was sobbing on the hill. He was seriously concerned about my health with the heat and lack of water and food, and he was freaking out about what he would do if I fainted or couldnt keep going. But never once on the hike did he show that to me. He stayed so outwardly calm and composed and encouraging, and honestly because of that I was able to push through. That man amazes me. Poor guy too. I felt so bad last night for putting him through that.
So anyone else ever make a poor choice that you had to push through because theres no turning back??
How was everyone elses weekend??