My husband took me up a new trail on a recent cabin weekend. Actually I had been up it a couple of times in the past, it's just been a long time, and it hasn't been a regular walking spot until recently. It's about a 10 minute rhino ride from the cabin.
With my daughter gone there has been no pressure to stay home on Fridays and Saturdays so she can be gone all the time with friends. My Bryce is much less social. Perhaps that has more to do with the fact that he can't drive, but I also think that like my other sons, he'd just rather be in the hills.
My view of him and his lunch.
I could hear water near the trail. In fact, there was water in the trail off and on. I find there's something very soothing to me about the sound of water. We can hear the river from the cabin, especially in the spring when the water is high.
And the early morning views can't be beat. I am an early morning hiker...like out of the house at 7, mostly because there is more shade then and I refuse to bake my brains. I need what few I have left. If I'm going to hike, it has to be early before the sun has gotten going much. When my husband and I started out in the rhino last weekend, we could see our breath. It was one very chilly ride to the trailhead. And I'm OK with that.