I don’t make a habit of wearing socks with my flip flops on, but I had no other alternative to fight the morning chill at my campsite. The day before, I had lost my balance while trying to cross a stream on a wobbly log. Suffice to say, starting the hike to Amber Gulch too late in the day created a domino effect from the day’s hastiness. It never fails: go on a hike unprepared, and you’re going to get screwed.
To top it off, it was too dark to bother with dinner at camp. I had no extra shoes, so we headed into Ketchum and got on the waiting list at The Pioneer Saloon. It was the best ten o’clock piece of prime rib I can ever recollect eating, even if I had to do so in soggy shoes. Balance and coordination are something I continue to work on, so I found this image fitting for this week’s photo challenge.