March 23rd, 2017 ~ Day 363
A beautiful evening for a hike! Parking at Thunderbird Mountain off 67th Avenue, I decided to get a quick hike in tonight. Life is getting so busy, I have been having to try and make time for hiking. With only two days left, I think I can manage.
It had been raining off and on all day today and with a break in the rain, I decided to hit the trails immediately after work. It didn’t look like it was going to rain anymore today, but it also didn’t look like rain earlier in the day either.
The sun was peaking through the clouds, a beautiful image, as I headed south through the flat trails on the west side of the park. The trail I chose is a loop. Part of the trail is the Coachwhip Trail and the other part is an unnamed trail, which I believe is only a dirt road that is on the outskirts of the park, used by the city to manage the trails. It’s enough for me to get a mile hike in today, so I will use whatever trail is available.
Even though the grass is beginning to die and turn brown, there is still green all around me. I’m so grateful to live so close to such a beautiful place.
As I made my way around the trail, heading back to the trailhead, a dark cloud was hanging over the mountain, maybe it will rain again. I won’t be out here on the trail long enough to find out. I have been lucky enough to only encounter a little bit of sprinkles on this journey. I could probably count on one hand how many times I’ve hiked in the rain.
Just over the hill, I caught glimpse of a ray of sunshine peaking through the wildflowers. A perfect depiction of this beautiful spring day. I hiked my mile and headed off to do the busy things in life. Another beautiful day on the trails.
Although, I am getting a little sad that this journey is almost over. Not that I will never hike again, more journey’s are awaiting, but that I have almost completed what I set out to do. This has been my life for a year, and I have no idea what to do next!
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