Last weekend, I decided to put together a ladies hiking trip. When it comes to actually heading a hike, I’m a fish out of water. It makes me nervous to drive and find a trailhead without the comfort of a gas station and wi-fi signal.
Regardless, on Sunday, we got into our little Subaru, left our husbands behind to their sports and King Burrito lunches, and ventured forth to my favorite swimming hole.
We got to the creek fine, but not without some minor bumps in the road. Google Maps took us off-road to a pretty sketchy part of the park. Thank goodness for All Wheel Drive!
As I turned the narrow corner that was suppose to be shared for both directions of traffic, I saw a makeshift gun range. Seeing the paper target that was shaped like a person, I was frightened to know that nearby people were shooting guns.
We quickly U-turned around and then speculated how to get to the trailhead and luckily, found the next sign without too many detours. It felt like it was touch-and-go for a few minutes, but everyone in the car had a healthy sense of adventure and the mood was always merry. Aubrey would yell, “Plot twist!” whenever we hit a dead end or lost our way.
Also, all photo credits go to Aubrey. She’s an awesome photographer and artist.
It was a good weekend. The weather reached low 90′s, but the water was too cold for some good swimming. We jumped in a couple times and had some nice reflection by the swimming hole. We packed a pleasant lunch and hiked over four miles that day.