A wee little bit of rain to start the day
And a wee bit chilly...
There's a saying in the Army
for dealing with obstacles:
"It ain't no hill, to a climber!"
But being a Spiked Hair (and Blonde)
"Older Woman" now,
I decided to start the day off with a hike
to the base of a waterfall in PetitJean State Park.
An Interpretive Park Guide
The legend of Petite Jean is that she disguised herself
as a boy so she could be with her true love
and explore the New World! (link)
I thought "Well, if I'm gonna die, I might as well
do it style. At least it won't be in WalMart!"
Lots of pathways and a little foot bridge
I pretended to be interested in this -
But I was really just resting!
Water and falling leaves
The actual waterfall was kinda small this year
But you can see how large the area is -
those are hikers!
The hiking stick came in handy
We had to hike BACK, too
Working up a sweat like the animal I am
Close to 9,000 steps before lunch...
And steep terrain! Back UP!
It took over 3 hours - and I was one of the first ones to finish!
Old guys were passing me left and right!
Ended up back at Mather Lodge
for the world's strongest coffee
Mixed mine with Advil and BioFreeze!
And a Monster the minute I got in the car!
Thanks for reading along!
Wish You Were Here -
The smell of the Pinon Wood burning -
The warmth of the fire - wow!