Hike No 5. (June 26, 2010)
This hike was really up hill all the way until we decided to turn around. We had missed the turn off to the trail we wanted to go on so we just kept climbing up and up. It was revealing the fact that I have to do more lung work and leg work, but it was nice to see that I am less stiff after activity than when I started. The scenery was so great! The rock formations of the mountains were varied and colorful and the vegetation was plentiful. We just did some extra hiking around to make up for the missed trail. But the leg work was good!
It is always interesting when someone powers past in flip flops or tennis shoes. I am floored that people without good hiking footwear don’t turn ankles on these trails that are uneven and covered in rocks.