Hiking Log - Sweat

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

This is part 34 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.

 

Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker(s).

 


 

8-17-18

 

Proud to add another few drops of sweat to these pages.

 


 

August 17, 2018 was a hot Friday. The temperatures reached the upper 80s, and the humidity exceeded 70%.  High humidity makes the air feel even warmer than it actually is, so this summer day probably felt as though it were in the 90s. Humidity also slows down the evaporation process, since the water on your body has nowhere to evaporate to. So you feel even hotter and wetter. It's harder to breath and move around on a day such as this one. People with asthma have a higher risk of breathing issues. The air is stagnant.

 

On days such as these, it's not just humans who struggle. If you've ever visited a game farm or zoo on a hazy, hot and humid summer day, you will see little movement. Many of the animals will be plopped under a tree, motionless. Occasionally a tail will move to swat away a fly or bee, but even that seems to be done in a lethargic manner. Animals that aren't under a tree are standing still or in the water. So all living beings struggle.

 

Hiking Log - SweatBut our hiker was in motion. He was the only person to sign into the trail log this day, compared to the day before when at least 21 people passed this book. He did not indicate if he was a day hiker or was hiking the entire (or a section of) trail. I'm sure his clothes were clinging to him and his face was flushed with heat and exertion. I'm also sure he was moving slower than normal and drinking more than typical. Our hiker, though, did not make mention of any of that with his short journal entry. Instead he said he was proud to add a few drops of sweat to these pages. What a show of strength, determination and resilience! This hiker has my admiration.

 

Until next time, happy trails!

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Breaking sweat and soaking up nature. Hiking is a wonderful and admirable pastime - add heat to the equation - and it becomes quite the feat. Feet feat? :)  Your series is such a good idea - much appreciated. D 

May 21, 2019 06:47 AM #1
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Good morning Kat. Your insights are always focused and interesting. I will miss these stories when you move.

May 21, 2019 06:57 AM #2
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Scott Godzyk
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I hear many a stories of those who ventured the trail, i would love to do it some day and sure wish i did it when i was younger and my knees were better suited. For now, i lve through the stories as my hikes will wait for now. 

May 21, 2019 07:32 AM #3
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Kat Palmiotti I wish I had the time to enjoy a long hike like yours. Please watch out for the deer ticks!

May 21, 2019 07:55 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kat,  Love your log and the information in it for this great trail.  Now what are you going to do in Montana, start a trail, maybe the oregon trail.

 

May 21, 2019 08:03 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Kat - a lot can be learned by what is said as well as what is unwritten.  Any lapse in time is indicative of what may be going on as well.  Those lazy days of August and the familiar or not-so-familiar times you shared will be here before we know it.  

May 21, 2019 08:53 AM #6
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Hi Kat, 

I am not a fan of humidity. Part of the reason I live in Sedona.  I go to places like Florida or Hawaii during times that there is a minimum of humid weather. 

May 21, 2019 11:28 AM #7
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Kat,

I salute those who do well with humidity.  This hiker deserves huge kudos...I would be hiding in an AC envrironment.  A

May 21, 2019 12:13 PM #8
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Kat Palmiotti
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - feet feat to be sure! Thanks for reading and commenting! :-)

Good morning Sheila Anderson - Thank you.  I will continue to select quotes until I run out of interesting ones!

Scott Godzyk - I just did a quick Internet search and found out the oldest person to hike all the way through at one time was 81. The oldest person to complete the trail via section hikes was 84. It's never too late!

May 22, 2019 03:00 AM #9
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI - These are words from other hikers, not me. I'm a day hiker.

That's a good question Will Hamm - I know I will hike, but hmmmm, a new trail log?

Yes, Michael Jacobs - the hazy days of summer are definitely on their way!

 

May 22, 2019 03:02 AM #10
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Kat Palmiotti
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I'm not a fan of humidity either. It makes it difficult to do anything...

I agree Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I'd much rather be in air conditioning when it gets hot and humid.

May 22, 2019 03:03 AM #11
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That is a good entry in the journal and I aim to work up a good sweat when I am hiking.  Were you able to see actual drops of sweat next to the entry?

May 22, 2019 06:05 AM #12
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Hi Kat- I still love this series!!! I have asthma and the humidity gets to me so I applaud those who are out there hiking when it's hot and humid. 

May 22, 2019 08:21 PM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
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Haha, and no, Brian England - the funny thing is, I did look!

Kathy Streib - asthma and humidity are definitely not friends. I applaud those hardy hikers also!

May 23, 2019 03:23 AM #14
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Thanks Kate for your thoughts on this hiker's entry.  Such a great thing you are doing.

That solo hiker did it!  Good for him!

May 25, 2019 08:49 PM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you Gloria Todor for taking the time to read this hiker's post - he did a great job!

May 26, 2019 02:45 AM #16
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Can feel his grit in those few simple words. An acheivement indeed.

May 26, 2019 03:18 AM #17
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