Hiking on Sunday
This Sunday I finally joined a hiking group and got of town. The group is mostly Turks in their fifties or so, with a few younger and foreign exceptions. This week, the foreigners were me and a German girl working at a global migration organization.
For me, the hike was an excellent way to get some nature and a better workout than I’ve had in months. We walked 25 km, and according to my fitbit, climbed over 300 stories! Turkish style hiking is a bit different than at the national parks in America. First of all, there’s rarely a path or trail. We bushwacked going up and down hills, and stepped onto or over just about everything you can find in a forest. The guys said that there was a trail, but because there was so much snow this winter lots of trees were downed and basically obliterated any semblance of a path. Although I’m pretty scratched up and fell several times, it was great to run through the woods like a kid again!