Yesterday’s Hike

Yesterday was hot.


But we hiked anyway.


This is not a story about what not to do. We hydrated frequently. Both ourselves and our children. We listened to our bodies, and actually turned back at the halfway point. I was stopping to breath all to often, the kids said they were done, and our water was halfway gone, so it was time.


Yes those zig zags, also known as switchbacks, were the trail.

We got out there before 9, which was still later than planned thanks to my slow moving in the morning. By that time temps were already over 90.


The park rangers were worried about us hiking because yesterdays forecast called for 100 degree weather. It did get up to 100 yesterday afternoon but that was long after we were done hiking.

They encouraged us to take a cell phone and the phone number for the park office. I’m glad they said something. I was planning on leaving our phone in the car due to lack of reception.  It’s odd to me, but there was reception on the trail when there was none in the park.


It really was nice to get up and get going like this in the morning. A natural high of sorts. I wish cooler weather was closer in sight. We could do this more.

Next time we will get up earlier.

Naturally, the kids favorite part was snacking in the Jeep when we were all done. Tho they did like seeing and hearing the horses.

What were you up to yesterday?

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2 Responses to 'Yesterday’s Hike'

  1. Looks like fun! I LOVE getting up early and going hiking or just for a walk on a nature trail nearby. 🙂 You’re right, it’s definitely a natural high, especially for moms of littles!

  2. I love taking the family hiking. I can’t wait for the weather to change so we can start up again. I love reading your posts because there is a real person behind them. I almost feel like I know you.

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