Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 7.6 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 840.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 848 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 124158 feet

My wife and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary today! 🙂  Where the heck have all the years gone, and who are those people that stare back from the mirror.  But honestly, it’s been a turbulent ride for sure, with plenty of ups and downs, but our love has grown stronger and we’re in a great place, and hopefully looking forward to many more decades together (unless this pandemic gets one or both of us). 🙂  A special day for sure, and we celebrated by going for yet another hike.

Where we went hiking was of no consequence, just as long as we shared another hike together, in a beautiful place.  This area we visited was very nice, and mostly forested.  We literally just walked down the road, and it descended for the majority of the hike.  As we walked the clouds became more ominous and the winds whipped up.  I was still receiving internet on my phone and was concerned this was a building thunderstorms.  Thankfully, the clouds dissipated and it became sunny again at the end of the hike.

Along one of the side roads we spotted a game camera, and for some reason I don’t like finding them.  I know the intent isn’t to catch people but it sure feels like a violation of privacy.  It’s a good thing we didn’t stop for a potty break before spotting it!  As another point of view story, we once went on a hike on another forest road.  During the hike a couple drove up and talked with us.  They mentioned they spotted us on their wireless camera, that was hidden along the road!!!  They were a very friendly older couple, that were concerned about the area, but we were out here assuming we were alone, and away from civilization, and not being watched or spied upon!  The question is, where do you draw the line, and that my fellow hiking friends is rhetorical.  Personally, in that instance, I believe they crossed the line, and we won’t be visiting that area again.

So the ascent back up the road to our car was uneventful, but it had turned warm.  We got to our car and were glad we had seen no people.  A wonderful anniversary hike. 🙂