Resting and sleeping with elevated feet

elevated1When I rest or sleep on the trail, I try to keep my feet elevated.    I think it helps them to heal.

Some hikers miss having a chair but I  never do; even when there is a picnic table to sit at, I still lie on the ground with my feet on my pack, because having my feet hanging down below me doesn’t feel like a rest.

sleeping on a slopeAt night I  put my pack under my feet or even better— find a slopped place to sleep and point my feet up hill.

feet elevated against a tree.

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Hermit, long distance hiker, primitive cabin dweller, seeker.

2 thoughts on “Resting and sleeping with elevated feet”

  1. I agree. If there is a picnic table I like to lie on the ground with my legs up on the seat. I even fell asleep like that once.

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