Tuesday, 16 July 2013


So, one reason I haven't posted much lately is I, not unexpectedly considering my clumsiness, injured myself. I originally hurt my ankle hiking out to Keeha Beach and Cape Beale, and then I added to my injury by falling down some stairs. Now I have a crack in my ankle bone. What this means is no more hiking for me until the end of August. So the nicest part of the summer, when the weather is warm and the days are long, are the ones where I'm stuck in side. Balls.

But I am trying to get creative with ways I can still get outside AND do my research WITH a broken ankle. I was pretty frustrated at first, well...still am, but I have to recognize that injuries are unfortunate part of an active lifestyle, especially if you're accident-prone like myself. Joint injuries are also a common occurrence on the West Coast Trail, and are the cause of most evacuations. So I keep telling myself that if I didn't injure myself out hiking, I wouldn't have the full participant observation of the West Coast Trail. Yep. That's what I tell myself.

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