I had to get out and I knew that it was windy and chilly. However I know that I could avoid most of the harsh cold winds while hiking on the Reserve. Most of the trails go up through forests and down through valleys as that is the lay of the land around here.
I learned my lesson a few years ago while trying the first attempt at completing the Trail Challenge.
Don't wait for perfect weather. That doesn't exist.
Don't wait for perfect conditions. --> See above.
Don't wait for others to arrange their schedules. That sounds harsh, however I have a bit more time and chances to go than other folks. I don't have family obligations since there are no family members left living in my geographical area. I have no children's schedules to work around.
Hubby is comfortable with taking a nap and binge watching TV as long as he has snacks available.
I announce my intentions and go for a couple of hours to refresh my brain.
To my surprise the first leg of the trail up the steep hill from Camp P didn't take very long. We arrived at Ma & Pa's trail faster than I expected. Charlie likes to set a fast pace and I get to keep up.
West Ridge and Ma & Pa's Trail
Charlie and I stop for a snack.
I was really surprised to be able to see it so clearly.
The last photo is just amazing! I am glad you don't let life hold you backReplyDelete
I was surprised when I glanced down. I've never seen that rock ledge before!Delete
You are one tough cookie! LoriReplyDelete
I just enjoy hiking so much! And I am lucky to have such a wonderful area to do it in.Delete
I agree, the last photo is amazing! You and Charlie make a perfect hiking pair.ReplyDelete
Seems I've always had a dog by my side while hiking, well...at least for the past 19 years I have.Delete
At least you had areas of no snow!! Charlie is a real trooper!ReplyDelete
Yes, I was lucky that way, but a lot of the snow has melted.Delete
Great photos...nice tour...thank you.ReplyDelete
Many greetings to you. I wish you a happy week. Viola
I am glad you just went for it and enjoyed a nice hike, discovering & reflecting!!ReplyDelete