What a fun weekend! The kids were home and we managed not one, but two hikes! The weather was incredible, the fall colors are peeking out, and the company was the best!
Saturday we went to Gatewood Park and hiked about 4.5 miles around the lake. The big question of the day was – Where’s the Lake?
Having just been there in May when the lake was full:
You can imagine my surprise that this photo was taken from around the same spot.
No matter, we still had an excellent hike that we all enjoyed.
Even this guy.
While that was fairly easy terrain with limited ups and downs, today’s hike provided a bit more of a challenge.
High Rocks on Sand Mountain, offers a good workout without being too strenuous, AND it’s only 2.7 miles round trip, AND it has views!
So fun to climb on the rocks to grab the best views, but we also just sat and enjoyed being on the mountain top with no one else around. We did not meet any other hikers until we were almost back to the parking lot.
I’m glad these two learned to appreciate hiking while they are young – it took me 50+ years to realize how cool the mountains could be.
2 hikes in 2 days and 0 pain (knees – good, hip – fine, back – no problem) must be the water aerobics. Can’t wait for next weekend.