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HIKING THE KIJABE CIRCUIT
Hiking renews my energy. Hiking leaves me with this feeling; that I am invincible, because if I can take on a tough terrain for hours and on record time, I can surely handle whatever else. Hiking allows me the opportunity to meet people; clients for my architecture work, friends with similar interests, some acquaintances that I’ll know only for a day, but that I’ll never forget. It is a good people watching space. (I notice how the guys that lead the pack are always snacking on packed fruit, boiled peas maybe, and water, whereas the ones that struggle at the back are on fried sausages and sodas, haha. I’m usually at the middle so I’ve earned the right to talk about these things. Hiking gives me confidence, hiking keeps me fit, but most importantly, hiking presents to me nature’s beauty in a way that no other activity can.
This post is on a Kijabe circuit hike I did a month ago. It’s a four/five hour hike but we took 7 hours as we had to occasionally wait for other members of our team. Our guide had informed us that we’d be hiking two hills. They were about 30; you get to a peak and then your excitement is shattered by realising yet another peak ahead.
P.S: I’d like to thank the brave men (guides) that seek untrodden hills and map out routes for hikers/nature lovers.