I woke up without an alarm at 4:30a. I sprung out of bed and got to work. Now that I was going to be doing an 11-12 mile hike, I had to pack differently.
I ran into where he was, grabbed his shoulder and when he turned around, I punched him straight in the stomach.
After hiking up the hill, I discovered that there was a lot more to the trail.
Regrowth is underway in Provo Canyon following last October's Range Fire that burned thousands and thousands of acres.
And while my initial reaction is frustration coupled with a little bit of anger, I need to look for ways to create connection and understanding. I can do this through compassion about their wanting to run on those wonderful trails and maybe use that as a starting point to help build awareness and help foster some patience.
One of trails that leads to the summit of Timp is the Timpooneke (tim-poo-new-key) Trail. This morning, after the rain stopped, I drove up into American Fork Canyon and went to the trail. My intention was to hike about 1.4 miles in on the trail, count it as a bit of practice for the 14.2 mile hike to the summit and back.
I tried a new trail on Monday morning and I love it.
On a nice Sunday afternoon I decided to go back into Rock Canyon. I couldn't get anyone to go with me because the forecast was calling for rain and maybe thunderstorms.
Both Ann and I were dying to get out of the house today. It was a beautiful day and also a bit chilly. So we bundled up and headed to nearby Battle Creek Canyon for about an hour of hiking.
After work today I noticed it was still beautiful outside. Even thought it was chilly, I decided to go to Dry Canyon for a short hike and some outside time.