Monday, May 24, 2010

Three hour tour

The kiddos and I decided to go on a short hike yesterday after church. It was a beautiful 75 degree day. We packed a lunch and some water bottles and drove about 5 minutes down the road. The hike was beautiful but grueling, going straight up a wet creek bed for a mile on a little used trail. We only saw 2 people as we started the trail and they were coming down. And then it dumped us out onto a well-used hiking/biking/horse-back trail and we suddenly didn't know if we should go left or right. I have a Verizon Droid phone with no less than 6 apps such as compass, Geobeagle, Googleearth, Altimeter, etc. You would think a person would be able to figure it out with at least a compass. Unfortunately, the best I could do was know that I needed to head west back to the Jeep. And then we got to this spot that overlooked downtown Denver...

And then we stopped a biker to ask him where the trail comes out. I have a pretty good idea that it would end up about 5 miles south of where we were parked and we would have to follow the road 5 miles up the curvy mountain road. We took a vote and decided to just turn around and head back the way we came. I've always contended that my knees hurt worse going downhill than up. We all agreed. But we made it back safe and sound 3 hours later a little muddier, scratched up, and sorer than we started. All in all, a wonderful day!

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