I went on a nice hike yesterday at Mount Rainier National Park with my dad and my brother. I mean, if five miles of switchbacks up a steep hill (mountain?) is considered nice, that is.
The hike was rejuvenating because it allowed me to take a break from my novel and get some exercise in, because we know writers need that.
It was also cool in the sense that later on in my novel, the characters have to climb Mt. Ojaochait, which I have created because of my love for Rainier. So, in a way, I took a small part of the actual journey my characters will go through, except they’re going up much high than I did and they will have people and beasts out to kill them. I only saw birds and a wolverine, they will have to face ice trolls.
Now I have to catch up on my word count, but I’m confident that I can do it.
Here are a few photos of the hike: