While the loop is only 38 miles, it took me over 3 hours to complete the journey. Somehow I was distracted by all the photos I had to take.
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 woke up this morning more excited than normal. I was excited because I knew I was going to explore a new trail that I found last week.
Regrowth is underway in Provo Canyon following last October's Range Fire that burned thousands and thousands of acres.
A travel log from my trip to Taos, NM from Orem, UT to climb Wheeler Peak, and see lots of fun things.
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.
I was convinced I was not going another step and I was willing to accept falling a bit short of making it to the summit that was about 200 yards away.