But you would think I’d be glad to be free of the need to shave while long-distance hiking. Such is not the case.
I take a disposable razor and engage in “elaborating the art” every few days. With all the scruffiness and grime that comes with long slogs on the trail, I value certain hygiene regimens. Among them: placing a nice, hot, wet washcloth on my face first thing in the morning to help me wake up. Some days it almost out-does the need for caffeine.
While I relish the wild, I still find hiking with clean facial features preferable.
But then — I look at those magnificent beards on “Duck Dynasty…