What a difference a sunny day can make. I had slept in a bit later than I'd intended, but with about 8 miles to cover to reach my chosen campground at West Chickenbone Lake, I still had the day stretching out in front of me.
Wet is a relative thing. At some point an outdoors person starts accepting that everything you own is going to be wet.
Finally our gear is loaded and we're given permission to get on ourselves. I pick a spot at the back of the boat near a window and Nick joins me.
First up for 2020 - a First Day hike at Clifton E. French Regional Park (aka. French Park). As I watched the sunrise while getting ready to head to the park, I was greeted with the most beautiful array of pinks, oranges and a bit of purple. Watching those colors unfold reminded me that, while I’m not a morning person, that opening myself to possibility for the beauty in the day would be a fine way to start the year.
I guess I wasn't done hiking in 2019 after all. Here is a look at my final hike of the year on the blog.