Lookout Mountain III
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Hello again. Today I set out at about 7:47, so it was earlier again. It was cloudy outside and looked wonderful for a day on the mountain. I parked and walked along the concrete and noticed it sprinkling a bit. That is perfect---- a little harder now----oh yahhhh! As I got closer to the park entrance, a gentleman was walking down and back, saying it "was liquid sunshine". Like maybe the rain detered his motivation. I thought to myself, the drops are here and there, and even if I get drenched, it will be well worth it. I set out, and along the way, found different -tributary-paths which would still lead me back to trail "308". I noticed more in front of me today. Birds in groups of 3 talking to each other as they were looking for food. 2 birds walking across the path in front of me. I knew their name, now I don't remember it. But they had a little tuft of feathers on the top of their head. There were some beautiful barrel cactus which I had not noticed before. The air was very still with the sun peaking in and out of the clouds above. As I walked closer to the close of the mountain hike, I noticed how already my body felt so relaxed this time. I was not out of breath as I was yesterday, so maybe a good sign that I can push it more tomorrow. Keep pushing:)!!