Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday's Walk

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. "

John Muir

Instead of our regular summer routine of lunch out and then, off to the pool, Jodi and I decided to try to take in the nature that is around us at The Ledges State Park. I had visited a few years ago with Tim and tried to hike some trials. I remember the trails being very steep and rugged, yet I wanted to try it again in the summer.

Neither of us are expert hikers, far from it. The last time I remember doing something in nature with Jodi was a canoe trip that we were pretty much guilted into participating through school. I think that is how much I can take nature. I don't like to camp in a tent. I don't like to cook anything other than a nice s'more over a campfire. So, I think I will just stick to morning hiking trips.

I thought we did pretty well for our first time out this summer. We took a trail with some wood steps and parts of the trail were quite rugged. I can completely understand why people take walking sticks too. There were several times when I could have used one.


Mrs. T said...

Hope you are enjoying your time in Iowa! Does Boone still have the narrow gauge railroad? It's kind of a cool thing to check out.

Carm said...

Okay, look closely at your blog... you have a delightful "error" that I'm thinking might not be... you refered to them as "trials" and oh I bet they would be for me. I love nature, and walking and all that but I grew up in FLAT country... I am not accustomed to anything with an incline! I love it. :)

Courtney said...

Just from the pictures, it looks beautiful, Sara. I'm so glad you enjoyed your hike!

Eyes said...

Looks like a great park!