I either feel like I am boasting or I just avoid it all together and walk away. Today I decided to try and join an AMC group hike to Mt Waumbek. It would cover a 4,000 footer and get me on a group hike.
After inquiring about joining I received an email from the group leader.
"Are you new to AMC? When will you be able to talk about your experience and health for this hike?"
I bristled a little and then I calmly responded. I had my sister proof read it so I didn't sound rude or condescending.
I recently read a newsletter that talked about a trip they took over the Summer that was a nightmare. A person had to quit a decent distance in and you can't hike out alone for safety reasons so another member had to hike out with them. Something else happened that made it just sound not fun. ( one of the reasons I hike alone a lot)
But I do understand why they ask.
I guess the point of my post....
I didn't run. I explained my experience and hope I pass muster. If I don't than I can always tackle this mountain next year.
That's called growing. Pretty cool isn't?