Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday, 24 February 2008 - A hiking adventure

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for a hiking adventure.

Well, S and I are very disappointed that the weather people got it so wrong last night.

Today is not warm and springlike with temperatures in the mid-50s. Rather, it's cool, overcast and windy. We had hoped to climb in Red Rock Canyon with friends and give T an extended outing before his Monday morning surgery. Plus, after sitting inside all day Saturday, S and I crave an outdoor workout (although we did boulder pretty hard for a couple of hours on Friday).

S suggests that we drive a short way up the pass. When we arrive at Waldo Canyon, we'll park near the trailhead. Then, we'll cross the highway, hike the Ute Trail and explore another local bouldering area that boasts granite rocks (T will like the steep, rugged terrain). Then, we'll recross the highway and hike the Waldo Canyon trail so T can expend the last of his energy.

I think it's a good plan. Not the climbing adventure we had hoped for. There's nothing wrong, however, with a local hiking adventure. Anyway, we don't have time to debate the issue. It's getting late. We have to get going if we want to hike during daylight hours.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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