Day 42 …
HOW are YOU?
HOW are YOU feeling?
HOW are YOU coping?
Life goes on under the black umbrella.
We were all hoping for some good corona-news on Friday. BUT, no such things have been delivered, really.
All of us are hanging on, and what else can we do?
One day this s**t will be a memory, but right now we are in the midst of it all.
Keep on going.
The weekend has been good.
Good dinners and lots of walks.
Yes, even actually a true hike.
On Sunday, morning we took our car and drove to the trail head of Difficult Run in nearby Great Falls.
We had no idea whether the parking lot would be closed (due to the virus) or if it would be open. LUCKY us, it was open.
BUT, several other trail parking lots were closed along the way.
This is how Difficult Run (the stream) looks at the trail head. So serene.
AND, at times you have to cross the stream. You will have to balance yourself and jump from stone to stone.
SO, off we went.
Into the woods on dirt paths.
And, the sun was shining, it was calm and all wonderful.
Actually, true moments of pure happiness.
Here I am hiking away!
It is so nice reaching a meadow every now and then.
It is also so nice that the trail follows the stream all the way down to the river.
Nature is stunning right now. The trees are light green, the dogwoods are in bloom and it is not too hot. It is perfect.
We were hiking along the stream, Difficult Run, and that stream ends by the Potomac River.
Here's another rock jumping "bridge"
The light green nature in April.
Difficult Run merges with the Potomac River.
This part of the Potomac is called Mather Gorge.
The hike took us about four hours all in all.
The trek itself was 9.5 miles (16 kilometers). That included a break by the river where we had a banana, cookies, water and shared a coke zero. Next time we’ll bring a proper picnic.
Because, now I want to venture out again as soon as possible.
It is a true refuge from all the crap surrounding us now.
There were not THAT many people out. MUCH less than on a regular Sunday, but we still had a lot of encounters. Most people wore face masks, and most people kept their distance. MOST people, not all of them. Especially not the younger crowd ...
A closed parking lot along the trail. On a regular weekend this would have been PACKED with cars.
Me balancing the rocks on the way back.
All right, y’all …
Have a safe Tuesday now!