We all have at one time or another been coerced by our friends to go on a hike. Whether it is for exercise purposes or to see scenic views, there are of few stages you go through before it is all said and done. Here are some of the things everyone who has been on a hike with friends has experienced.
1. Getting ready
You and your friends have decided where to go hike and you are all packed and en route.
2. Starting off
You all are all excited and optimistic of the endeavor you are about to start on. Spirits are high.
3. Glad we did this
You're about an hour in and you're feeling good, you and your friends are still thinking this was a good idea. You may have even thought about going doing this more often.
Your legs are starting to get a little sore, but you think this is a good source of exercise and it’ll go by quick.
Your optimism is slowly declining, and you and your friends have started to take more and more snack and water breaks.
6. This was a bad idea
The doubt starts to build; you are getting bored and starting to believe this was not a good idea after all.
7. Almost there
You are so close you can almost taste it -- either that or the five bottles of water you chugged on the way up.
Your body is starting to give out, and your legs are turning into Jell-O. You just realized the farther you walk, the more you have to walk back.
9. You made it
Finally! Your hard work has paid off. Over three hours later you can see a waterfall that would have looked just as good on your computer screen.
10. Never again
You make your way back to your car as quickly as possible and convince yourself you are never doing this again.