You may remember Keith’s suggestion from April 3rd. Keith has been insistent that we start a new blog, Walk Carson. Very insistent. Countless emails. 3 AM phone calls. I finally caved in to his demands, and listened to his ideas with an open mind.
Keith took me on his new walking trail, a singletrack designed to test his walking abilities. I was impressed at how challenging it really was. Maybe Keith is on to something!
He demonstrated his XC walking style for me. This style seemed to suit my abilities as a beginning walker. I may even be able to get into the sport with the gear I currently own.
Keith turned it up a notch, and took me to the Black Diamond section. He feels that Black Diamond walking has the potential to be the fastest growing segment of the sport. Keith already has designs for an overbuilt, long-travel shoe, and is in communication with European cobblers. He just needs to raise the capital to loft his dreams to reality.
Sadly, Keith tried to clear a boosh on his last run, and didn’t quite make it. He was airlifted to Reno for treatment. Looks like his dreams will be on hold for a bit longer!
Actually… We were up checking out a new trail. Stay tuned for more details on Seven Steps to Heaven!