Shhh, it’s a secret. . .

One of the things I like best about hiking, is the peacefulness of being in the forest.  Nothing can ruin a hike quicker for me than to meet a fellow hiker with a boom box (yes, this has happened).  I’m not crazy about crowds when I’m seeking solitude.  So I was delighted to discover a little known hike, with an amazing view; not a single fellow hiker in sight; (other than JG) and, it required almost no effort to walk to the rocky ledge.

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It did, however, require long pants.  This trail is not well traveled so you do have to sift through some thickets.

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Can you spot my companion?

It was a little on the hazy side today, but the view was still incredible.

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That’s JG with his signature drink.

We originally planned a longer hike, but on Monday, JG thought it would be fun for us to learn Pickleball.  Let’s just say, it was a little more strenuous than we anticipated and one of us pulled a muscle (JG) and was not sure how far he could hike.

We enjoyed our time up there.  I’m not going to tell you where it is because I don’t want it to become another McAfee’s Knob.  (Actually, there is little chance of that since it requires a 3.3 mile drive down a narrow, gravel road.) But, still.

Now it’s off to celebrate our National Holiday.  Even though I’m not feeling a lot of patriotism these days, I’ll take any excuse to hang out with friends.  I’ll leave you with this one last view of my mystery hike.

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Hope you all had a fun day!

15 thoughts on “Shhh, it’s a secret. . .

  1. Wow! I would be keeping that hike secret too. I understand your conflicted feelings about the 4th. What is happening in the US is making me rethink my feelings about Canada too. We are not the polite, blameless angels the world (sometimes) makes us out to be. We too have ripped children away from parents (e.g. residential schools for our indigenous peoples – shame, oh shame). I echo the contented crafter in the need to stop being nationalistic, and think globally or humanistically (is this a word??). That would indeed be something!

    Deb

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  2. Beautiful! I’m glad you got out, despite Juergen’s pickleball injury. I’m also glad we decided not to go out into the heat 🙂

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  3. I understand, sometimes it’s better to keep a secret 🙂

    I hope you enjoyed your holiday and I too would like to echo The Contented Crafter’s sentiment …

    … may we all live to see the day when the world’s leaders start behaving globally instead of nationally. May we all do a better job of holding the world’s leaders accountable for making decisions that’s best for humanity rather than what’s best for the largest, most powerful corporations and lobbyists.

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  4. I don’t blame you at all for keeping your hike location a secret. Too many places have become overrun after the word has gotten out. I feel the same way you do about the 4th this year… although I’m in a foreign country right now so it’s easy to overlook the U.S. holiday.

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  5. Can’t say I blame you for finding such a beautiful place to drink in a wee bit of quiet. Seems we could all use a little less noise these days!

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