I like to find new places to go each weekend even though revisiting a spot can often yield new discoveries. Sometimes I don't do enough research though and this past weekend was no exception. Kobi and I got to Gregory Canyon at the west end of Baseline in Boulder on a very grey Super Bowl Sunday.
As you can see there was snow! I certainly hadn't prepared properly and didn't have the right shoes with ample tread on the soles, but decided to forge on anyway. Kobi, always the trooper, had no trouble, but I had to be extra careful as falling is never an option at my age.
It wasn't long before my sweet boy was waiting as I took a break to catch my breath, but I did continue. As it turned out, I believe this hike was only about one mile, but it felt like 5 miles.
It was steep. I call it the hike of a thousand steps ... up!! I must say due to the temperature, approximately 42º, not bad when there is sunshine, I was only on a mission to reach a destination ... the top. That is always relative when climbing mountains. In this case, on Amphitheater Trail, I thought I would find some sort of vista. Debatable.
There was this bright spot on the ground. Otherwise, the color was somewhat monochromatic ... brown, grey, forest green. Oh, and a bit of white.
More steps. Up, of course. I kept pushing although my body was saying, "Are you crazy?" Carrying extra weight and taking moderate strolls only a few times a week, it was just plain challenging, reminding me that I really must work on all this health stuff. OK, Sarah, I really must follow your lead, my friend. I'm so proud of you for your 5 lb. weight loss.
I did crest the horizon, but was disappointed that there wasn't really a view. It was chilly enough that I didn't really rest long ... just enough to know I could manager the return downhill. I just needed to be sure not to slip on the snow-covered steps, which took a bit of effort.
I was exhausted and my muscles ached when I got home. This always affects my brain. So I vegged on TV. I managed to catch the last 5 minutes of the Super Bowl game. Not much of a sports enthusiast, but I did find it engaging enough that I postponed my pre-bedtime bath. Too bad the 49ers couldn't carry that pigskin over the goal line one more time. It just would have made for a good underdog story!
I look forward to seeing you here for Walk and Click Wednesdays. Can't wait to see what you saw on your strolls.
Please join me in the adventure. The only "requirement" other than those below is that you go out walking and take some pictures. Please keep in mind that you don't have to walk, take pictures, process them, and post all on Wednesday ... take the weekend before to explore and a few days to process your photos ... then link up.
Walk and Click Wednesdays (WCW) Guidelines:
Are you new to Walk and Click Wednesdays? The party will open on Wednesday and close on Saturday at midnight.
Here are just a few guidelines to keep everyone on target.
- Please link directly to your WCW blog post or the specific flickr image, not to your main blog url or flickr stream url. Please do not link to an online shop.
- Please link back to laf Custom Designs. I'd love it if you'd share my WCW button on your blog (it's over there on the sidebar--see it?--just under the Friends Who Love It Here icons). It will also serve as a reminder to you since I know you all have a lot going on in your lives.
- Please visit the other WCW participants and share the love. Gotta get this party goin' on.
Have a great weekend and find some time to walk and click. ;->