There were daisies EVERYWHERE!! I love daisies. Dandelions and daisies are my favorite.
The hike was again up the Rattlesnake. That is the first part of the book, and it is a short drive and there is enough shade and a creek to dip my hat in. It was a hot day today, we definitely needed shade. I am not sure what kinda effect the 4.8 mile hike had on me, but when I got home after eating a smoothy I was laying in the lounge yard chair in the shade. I sort of drifted off and then woke myself up. And then entered a weird dream state where I was awake and dreaming at the same time. This has never happened to me. It was terrifying.
This hike was the farthest I have made it yet in this project. Having Aaron there definitely helped with that. I guess when I am by myself I worry about pushing myself because I want to be as strong as possible because I am alone in the woods. But with my protector with me I could push it a bit more. It was also nice to go on a hike with him. My son, Jorge, was at my parents house so it was just Aaron and I. I think in our entire 13 year long relationship I think we only have ever went on one other hike just the two of us. Not that we haven’t hiked together, there are just usually other people with us.
I did this hike with Terah and Courtney 10 years ago. I have a picture of me standing next to the cabin then too. I wish I could find it and post it too, but I don’t have time to dig through a crazy lot of pictures. I don’t even remember if it was on film or digital. I would have never guessed it was 10 years ago, but I made a note of it in my hiking book. That was when I first had made the goal to do every hike in the book.
I also found a tiny wild strawberry
And, well, it was a really good hike. I am glad I am doing this project.
*******For those of you that noticed that I skipped a week. Last week we went backpacking. And since it was not a hike in the book, and I wanted something to write about in my zine, I decided to just skip a week in this project. Also, I didn’t take a camera backpacking because they are heavy, so no pictures of that trip. ******