Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mountain Hike

Mike and went on a two hour mountain hike yesterday. Last week end we watched Everest, but I don't think that inspired us. Nope, that movie was about people risking their lives and the lives of others for no good reason.  Our hike didn't seem too risky, although there are bears and mountain lions up there.  Still, we were on a well traveled path so the risk was very, very low.

Anyway, It was a beautiful Fall day. Almost perfect, in fact.



Right away we had company.



I like this walk through rock. It's pretty cool inside!


I admired these little ferns that seem really, really determined to live. 


I told you is was pretty cool inside there!


I like rock. Doesn't everyone?  Really, there is a lot of beauty in most rocks.


I like sunshine, too.  I really like sunshine on rocks.



There were many places where we could look down to see how high we'd already hiked.  It made me feel pretty much like a jock.  Well, if most jocks huff and puff and hear their pulse pounding in their brains.


But the beauty up there was worth the effort!


Another beautiful vista.


I thought of my sister a lot as we hiked.  My sister can't walk and I sometimes feel guilty when I get to have these sorts of adventures. Then, I feel guilty when I don't use my legs as much as I could/should, knowing how much she would love to go on just one hike.  Just one.

Then, I feel guilty about feeling guilty.

So, I take lots of photos.  Tina, I hope you can kind of get the feel of a Fall day on the mountain.


Isn't that tree just stunning?


And I like water.  Sunshine. Rocks. Water.  Perfection.


More gold.


Gratitude.