Have you ever questioned if a hiking trail might be to difficult for you? Or, I wonder if it has stairs? If so, how many? What trail would be good to hike in the fall when the leaves are changing?
In this blog I hope to answer questions like those that will give you a better idea of what specific trails are like. Each entry title will be the name of the trail. Then go on to describe the difficulty and how long it takes me to hike them. Along with anything special that stands out such as arch's or lookout points. If it has stairs and how many. Or even trees that are newly down across the trail.
But first, let me tell you a little about myself. I love being outdoors and seeing all the beauty God has created and given us to enjoy! Even as a child I preferred to be outside riding my bike, skate boarding or climbing trees instead of playing inside with dolls.
28 years ago I married the man of my dreams. He, too, enjoys the outdoors and is always ready to find new trails to explore with me. He is my adventure partner! We have two sons. One is married to a beautiful, sweet gal and they had our first little granddaughter this year! Oh my goodness! I am absolutely loving being a Grammy! Our other son is a mechanic and is always busy working on something. I think we must have worn them out when they were kids. They don't get out to hike that much nowadays. But boy, we have gone places and seen some amazing things while being out in God's great outdoors!
So while I love to hike, I also enjoy riding my mountain bike and kayaking.
So, every now and then, I will share information about those adventures as well. But my biking trips will be far and few between simply because I can't find any place local to ride.
My kayaking rides are preferably on smooth waters. It took my husband 27 years to get me into a kayak, y'all! So, fast moving rivers or busy, crowded lakes where boats cruising by make waves that look to be 10' tall is absolutely not my thing. (No, they really aren't 10' tall. But they sure seem that way to me!) Calm and peaceful is what I enjoy. I love being out on the water seeing things from a whole new view and taking lots of pictures! We live in a beautiful state, y'all!
So get those hiking boots on! Gear up for a bike ride or peaceful float on the water in your kayak! Choose to get outdoors! Step into the cool, damp forest where the trees are towering over creating a canopy, making you feel like you just stepped out of a time machine. Breath in the fresh, crisp smells of pine and fallen leaves giving you the sense of adventure. Listen to the birds warn each other of your intrusion into their home and watch little chipmunks scurry about gathering acorns. This will surely put a smile on your face! I am so excited and can't wait for you to join this new adventure with me!