I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "path." Sometimes Thursdays get a little crazy and I dint make it to the Twitter party like last night. Sad I missed my people. We would love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there!
The first time, I experienced a hard core hike was six summers in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. My friend SB said it would be a family friendly hike but I quickly learned what is family friendly to him is not family friendly to me. Yet I continued to follow our guide. Stopping, catching, my breathe along the week. Praying that I would make it to the end of the path. After much determination and encouragement, I found my way to the end of the path.
Since then, I have learned to hike along the paths. One of my favorites is the Lily Ridge Trail near Lily Lake in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. Up, over, and around the bend. Stepping over the obstacles along the way. Brushing the sweat off of my brow. One switch back, then another.....until I reach the end of the path.
Every year my friends SB and KB take a group of hikers on one of the "teeners." A teener is a mountain that has an elevation in the teens. For example, Long's Peek, Mt. Meeker, etc. For the last six years, SB has been trying to get me to hike one of these. But I keep telling him that he is crazy and that there is no way that I can do that. Then this summer, my friend MKB and I decided to make a pact to get in better shape so we can climb a mild mountain next summer. SB thinks it will be Twin Sisters.
So I find myself follow a new path as I walk and even run along the path at our local park. I also continue to work out at Curves. I am going to follow that path next summer to the top of Twin Sisters. I really want to follow this path because I know that when I get to the top the view will be stunning and totally worth it.