Good morning Tuesday!
I hope the weekend has treated you nicely.
Another week is upon us.
An anniversary week of the darker kind. I’ll revisit that in my post tomorrow.
During the crisis nature has been there for all of us.
I am so beyond happy that they (the authorities) never forbade us to go outside. Even though we were at lockdown for a while, we could still venture outside whenever we felt like it. Forever thankful for that.
Peter and I have continued our hiking throughout the pandemic, more or less.
On Saturday it was time for this year’s first real hike.
This time we ventured out to nearby Great Falls National Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Pretty much next-door to us. This national park is the home of the famous waterfalls that gave the area its name.
BUT, Great Falls NP also has a really good trail system for hiking. So, that was what we were doing there.
It is a dangerous place and you should NOT risk anything here. Even though it is tempting to walk out on cliffs and overhangs.
I get so happy inside and out when I am hiking.
When I walk in nature, when we hike on at a good speed, when we have technical areas to conquer, when we stop and just admire great views. I love it all.
I can get a bit scared at times if the trail goes near steep edges, I’ll easily get vertigo.
I do not like going out on an edge as Peter does. It makes me so anxious. But, I love the rest of it.
AND, I love the fact that we always bring a picnic with us. It tastes so very good when you devour it on a rock or on an old log in the woods, or by a stunning view.
THAT, my friends, is life!!
We're on a trail called the River Trail. I think said trail is the most scenic of all the trails within Great Falls National Park.
This place is called Mather Gorge and you are high up on cliffs overlooking the gorge.
Thank you for tagging along on this hike.
One of the most scenic ones we have in the immediate area.
Have a very good Tuesday!!