Freedom step

There’s a concept on the AT known as the “freedom step”.

When the trail is very wet and muddy, a hiker can spend a lot of time skipping from rock to rock to avoid getting his/her feet wet.
Today the trail was ridiculously wet from all the recent rain.

At some point the likelihood of maintaining  dry feet becomes very small and the hiker takes a “freedom step”

It’s a great feeling, once you take the plunge.




  1. psrand2013 · July 26, 2016

    Only in Murica!


  2. Linda · July 25, 2016

    Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.


  3. Sally · July 25, 2016

    That is adorable!


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