Today we went on a hike along the Mt. Wilson Trail. I’m so disappointed in myself – I was slow and scared on this trail.
It was narrow, sure, and I’ve been wide hiking access roads lately, but I’ve done narrow trails in the Santa Anita Canyon. I think the problem was that there weren’t any trees or bushes on the outside of the trail, so the entire San Gabriel Valley stretched out before me.
But, as 류 씨 pointed out, if I did fall, it’s not like I was going to plunge into the precipice – there was scrub and rocks, so the worst that would happen was that I’d get a few cuts and bruises. That did help my anxiety a bit.
Once we passed First Water, the trail wound inside the canyon so it didn’t feel so precarious. Probably because I couldn’t see the bottom.
We got as far as Orchard Camp, where we stopped and had lunch. I asked a couple of guys with a lot of gear if they had camped overnight, but they did not. Instead, they were training for the John Muir Trail so they hiked with all their gear. Smart!
I realized that we, too, were training for the John Muir Trail since 류 씨 is keen on trying that in the next couple of years.
So I’ll work on getting used to these narrow trails.
Total distance was 7 miles on the nose.