Hike Distance: 7.6 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 729,0 miles
Elevation Gain: 1386 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 105785 feet
The big deal about this hike wasn’t the actual hike, but the drive to the trailhead. Frightening is what the drive amounted to, and we felt like we were driving on an exposed ledge above a river! The actual road was asphalted, and mostly in great shape. In fact, there were plenty of homes along the drive, and we wondered what the home owners would do if the road was wet, or icy.
The actual hike was like most of the other forest road we’ve walked upon. It was very pleasant, but still a road. I really yearn for hiking on a real forest trail and wonder how long it will be before we feel safe enough to be around people. I fear that it may be years before we’ll feel comfortable in public, after a treatment or vaccine is available for the Coronavirus. Being in our 60’s we don’t wish for time to pass by quickly, as there’s likely not much time left for engaging in strenuous activity as often as we do. However, I’d love to fast forward past these difficult time so that we can get on with some normalcy. Maybe this is just a dream, and we’ll wake up from the nightmare. 😦
Despite these trying times, we still try to concentrate on being in the moment, at least when we’re hiking. Today we noticed that the Foxglove blooms were coming out, and they were outstanding! A nice day, and the drive home wasn’t half as bad as the drive out. 🙂