Went for a last minute hike this past Sunday. The temps were in the upper 80's and the humidity made it ungodly hot. But we went anyway. I wanted to take along my pack to see how I managed with my injury. I'm anxious to get back to work and get ready for the upcoming trip.
I was carrying around the water for everyone else and the pack in total weighed about 12 pounds. Not quite half of the maximum weight I expect to be carrying on the trail. Did I mention it was hot? We only did about 2 miles because of the heat. I managed okay with my pack. I stopped three times to stretch my muscle and it didn't really bother me too much. I had more trouble with back pain than butt pain. At the end, I was feeling encouraged that I'd be able to overcome the pain in my hip/butt.
When we returned to my mom's house, I crashed on the couch for an hour and a half. I'm sure glad that our big hike takes place in the fall and not in the heat and humidity of summer!