Tuesday, August 16, 2011
On Sunday, we all packed up and headed for a nearby trailhead.
Rosie and John Paul made it about 40 minutes in.
The burnt landscape was a little spooky.
This area burned in the Las Conchas fire, 10 years ago. Most of the newly burned areas are not open yet.
When I headed back with the 2 tired ones, Ed and Isaiah went on. Hours later, they called us from the top!
They even walked home from the trailhead for a total hiking time of over 4 hours. Phew. I was impressed.
I'd like to take them into a never-burned area next week so they can see the utter devastation compared to the lush, thick untouched forests on the other side of the range.
It feels a little more reasonable to have left behind everyone and everything to spend a Sunday amongst the trees, well, the rocks anyway....
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."