I completed my longest hike of the year today - 12.2 miles. My previous best was 8 miles. The purpose of today's hike was distance, not climbing. I can proudly say - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Three things made today's hike fantastic. First, Ann joined me. She is a good and adventurous hiking companion. Second, most of the hike was new. Third, the scenery was stunning.
When I arrived near the location of the flowers in the park, I could see little spots for bright orange from the distance and I could see that there were a few people who had beat me there this early in the morning.
As I got out of my car at the trail head for this morning's hike, I decided to make it a macro-only day. After gearing up and getting my pack on, I headed out on the trail.
While hiking this Sunday morning, I was quite productive. I was able to listen to 8 chapters of scriptures, listen to the framework of the Sunday School lesson we will do at home today, enjoy a wide range of spiritual music, and of course, enjoy the beauty of creation.
The pods started popping about 2 says ago. I have been so busy with work, that I really haven't even had time to look at them until this morning.
I had some great hikes this week. Here are some of my favorite snaps from 3 different hikes during the week.
There is a theme going around in social media and church circles using the #HearHim hashtag. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I wanted to do a video sharing my testimony of how I #HearHim.
I thought I would find some beautiful pix this morning, focusing on flowers, as a representation of their beauty and our love for them. I think it is a lovely way to honor our moms.
Today was the day of trail exploration. I headed out from the Bonneville Shoreline trail head with the intention of going deeper into the canyon on that trail than I ever had before. While I did accomplish the goal of going deeper into the canyon than every before, I did not do it on the Shoreline trail, I actually hopped off the trail and explored a vast network of smaller tributary trails.