Do What You Can’t

One hot fall day in the mountains of Kentucky’s Natural Bridge State Park almost 15 years ago, my husband and I set out for a long hike.  We had prepared the day before for the 9 mile hike by filling water bottles and freezing them.  We knew that it was going to be hot and we wanted our water to be cold.  Inexperienced as we were, 9 miles didn’t seem overly far so we only brought a bar each to eat sure we would be back at our cabin in an hour or two.  Much to our surprise, the hike took several hours and despite the heat, the water bottles never melted.  By the time we got back to the trail head, we were parched and famished!   Read More