90 Second Escape: A Wet Summer’s Hike

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast, especially come summer. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. 
To help ease this trying transition, we’re running a new feature every Monday, at least during the summer, called 90 Second Escape. Essentially, it’s a 90-second video of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s in the sun. Or in today’s case, at least outside.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: A Wet Summer’s Hike.

Even at just 35 miles per hour, the windshield wipers couldn’t keep pace. The rain was coming faster than the blades could clear a path. This is gonna be a great hike! I thought. Provided, of course, I make it to the trailhead.

For some — most, perhaps — a little rain is cause for a second cup of coffee and a trip to the couch with the newspaper. To me, it’s a squishy siren’s song, a call of the wet and wild, a summons to aqua adventure. If you’ve got the right rain gear, a hike in the rain is a cozy commune with the great outdoors. Take 90 seconds to escape with us on a wet summer’s hike.

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