Sometimes you just need to get up and go. Get the kids on board, talk the boyfriend into it and just go to the mountains for a day hike. Doesn’t matter if it’s covered with snow. Doesn’t matter if you do more sliding than actual hiking. Doesn’t matter if your shoes are snow slogged and your hands are freezing, you just need to hike a little and spend some time in nature.
I loved that my kids were on board; even more than they have been in the past. In fact, my only plan was a 3/4 of a mile hike up to a reservoir. It wasn’t my idea to try and hike another two miles up to a waterfall, which we never actually made it to, but we did hike past the reservoir another mile and a half or something. I blame the people walking down and Lily asking them how much farther. Why do people always have to tell the truth in those instances? Can’t they just say, you’re almost there? But, no, they told us we were only about half way and it deflated everyone.
I’ve never actually hiked it snow. It was an adventure, for sure, and so much harder! I’m thinking that’s actually the time when you need decent equipment – spikes on your shoes and poles, which some smart hikers actually had. My poor son had on the worst shoes for the occasion, but he stayed with us and made it back all in one piece, although you’ll find him now, huddled on the couch in a blanket after he limped in from the car.
Overall, it was a fantastic day and I do not regret the hike. My only regret is not actually making it to the waterfall, but it wasn’t for lack of trying; and we had some beautiful scenery along the way even though we didn’t quite make it.
So, I will leave you with some of the glory we witnessed.
This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. Our prompt today was GO!