Wednesday, September 18, 2013
So glad I am here to tell you this today.... I have been exploring new walking trails. Recently I found a great place to hike in a local state park. The problem being: I don't know my way around it very well yet and the trails are not really trails. Its more like a maze of rocks, tree roots, fallen trees and and brooks and streams that you have to wade across without getting wet. I have to closely follow the blazes on the trees so as to not get lost. Well you knew this was coming... yesterday I completely lost the blazes on the trees on the trail I "thought" I was following. I can proudly say, I didn't panic, although I was beginning to wonder if my dog would huddle with me through the night to keep warm if I couldn't find my way out. ha ha!! It was like one of those suspense movies when you just turn in circles and everything looks the same and you have no idea which way to go because there is just forest all around you and there are no people in sight. My dog of course, didn't seem to notice. He was having a blast just running through all the brush. I knew fully well that I had several hours of daylight left to find my way out, so I just backtracked to where I though I went wrong and "Wallah"!! there were the blazes again! .......As I tried to convince myself that I wasn't scared (even a little bit). Lesson learned.... I think I will start to carry a compass, and I definitely will make sure I have plenty of daylight to hike until I know the place much better. That being said, I am going for a walk at my old standby today.... not quite ready for a new adventure today!!