Oh, She Wild!

If you’re new to my blog, you might not know about Let’s Drift– one of the coolest hiking groups in Kenya at the moment. Apart from their affordable outdoor adventures, something else I like about them is keeping things fresh. Every so often they introduce a new experience. And for people like me who get bored by monotony quite fast, this is a blessing. Today’s post covers one of those unique experiences.

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Drifting Through Kahunira

Hey peeps, it’s time for another post. And yes, still about hiking in the cold season. This year it was particularly chilly to the point that I had to wear my hiking jacket indoors. Even then, the cold would get to me somewhat. On the morning of 17th July as I woke up early to prepare to go to Kahunira, my voice cracked from the frigid weather. I briefly contemplated going back to bed like the previous weekend, but what fun is that?

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Drifting Through Gikuni

When you find something that inspires you, the motivation to do it comes instantly. For me one of those things is hiking. I’m not a morning person or a fan of cold weather either, but the thought of missing a hike because of these reasons is unsettling. That’s why on the extremely chilly morning of July 10th I got out of bed in the early AM and prepared for another Drift.

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Drifting Through Karirana

Hello people, the ‘Hiking during Kenya’s cold season’ series continues. Date: July 12, 2021. Destination: Limuru (cold weather HQ). Mission: Hiking with Let’s Drift. I made it in good time to our usual meeting point (not too early though like the previous time) and found fellow Drifters already there. Going by how cold it was in Nairobi, chances were high that Limuru would be even more chilly.

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The Long Awaited Return

Some people say that if you stay for long without doing something you’re good at, it will still be waiting for when you get back to it. Others believe that your creative muscles will atrophy from lack of use, and you might never be able to do it as well as before. What do you think? I’d say I was of the opinion that it depends on the situation. However, I was still apprehensive about an art form that I hadn’t engaged in for years. And this post is all about that.

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Out of Town Shoot and Chill

If you read my previous post, you know I’m not a fan of cold weather. It makes me unable to function properly until it gets warmer. Sometimes I think I may be cold-blooded… Despite that, I was out on another Tembea Kenya adventure on 23rd May- at a location even colder than the weekend before.

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Out Here, in the Wild: Gatamaiyu Edition

Hey peeps. New month, new post. Continuing with my hiking adventures with Let’s Drift. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts this year, you know I keep talking about this awesome community. It got me outside confronting the weather I dislike (cold) so that says a lot about the group. We began May on a high note with an adventure in Gatamaiyu.

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Drifting Through Kariminu

If there’s one thing I don’t enjoy, is being caught up in the rain. Especially when the downpour threatens to go on for hours. That’s why I was skeptical whether I’d do any hikes during our rainy season here in Kenya. I thought I’d just stay home until it passed, then resume when things got warmer. But as I mentioned in my previous post, once you start Drifting, you never go back.

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Drifting Through Githiga

2021 for me has been the Year of the Drift. From February I’ve been outdoors hiking regularly- two to three times a month. Not because I have lots of money ( I wish), but adulting has not been kind to me on the mental health side. Add isolation to the mix and you have the perfect storm. And since there’s no pause button for those who struggle with overthinking, hikes have been THE way to maintain my sanity.

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Drifting Through Cianda

After an intense hot January- March hot season, the rains took over from April. And I wondered if I’d make it for hikes in such weather. But the thirst for Drifting is real…once you start, it’s hard to stop. That’s what saw me go onto the trails on the chilly morning of April 5th with my current fave hiking community: Let’s Drift.

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