In my last blog I explained what paragliding is. This time I want to tell you what it is to me, what it means to me. One of the things I hear a lot when I talk about my sport is: ‘you’re so lucky you found something that became your passion’. Apparently I glow. Everything I say is so full of passion that I get people excited just by talking about paragliding. And they are right, paragliding is my passion. But it’s so much more. It is my one true love, my ultimate happiness. The thought of not being able to fly ever again is the most terrifying thing in this world. Flying is not just a passion, it’s a way of life. I can’t even tell you how much flying means to me but I’m going to give it a try.
Looking back I think I was always interested in snowmobiling, I grew up with a 70-something Polaris triple in the machine shop on our farm and by that point it wasn’t in great running order, but was so fun to play “pretend” on, my dad was big into snowmobiling before we came along.
Now that you have all the essentials you need to wear for your day hiking trip, it's time to pack your bag with the most important pieces. I have listed some of the essentials I always bring with me when I'm hiking.