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sore today

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I have been a bit busy again in the physical dept. I have tried to increase my walking time to get back to my 10,000 steps per day (I failed miserably during Winter up til now). One of my brothers is off on vacation and I'm looking after/watering his home and garden. A funny thing there, he emptied his refrigerator but forgot and left a carton of eggs on the counter, but I can't unlock his security screen door to get them out so he might have a stinky kitchen when he gets back (the key moves the lock but it just won't budge open). So I've been looking after his place trimming plants edging the lawn and such. Then at Mom's she has a tree that a few seasons ago a branch broke off and this year it grew so much in the other limbs that it is lopsided, so I was volunteered to cut another limb or two off and that was a lot of work cutting up the pieces to fit in the trash which will take two weeks to eliminate it all. And then...I reconnected with some of my friends I used to work with and we decided to go for a hike in the San Bernardino mountains yesterday. So between cutting and hiking etc. I am one sore gal today I think I'll use the epsom salts and soak for a long time. But let me share some pics from the hike. We had a cloudy day from home but the closer I got to the ranger station, the higher above the clouds I got til it was clear skies and a glorious day to hike.

when we checked in at the Ranger Station for our hike we found a lot of hikers had the same idea this holiday weekend and we were limited to where we could hike (they don't want the trails crowded so they only allow a certain number of permits per trail), since we didn't have a 4WD vehicle, we took the last permit to easily accessable South Fork Trail

the nice thing about this number limit is...we had a parking space available LOL. So at this elevation the clouds were gone there was a slight breeze and the temp was perfect to hike. Of course most of my photos are of the flowers in bloom this day, my friends had been up there the week before and hardly saw any flowers, so a week can make a big difference

Iris were blooming

oddly enough these red things are called snow flowers, at first I thought they were a fungi

at about 2 miles into the hike we made to Horse Meadows

there are picnic tables there in the shade of the trees and we took a snack break, while there another happy hiker came by and agreed to take our photo so this is Me Amy and Helen

I love the bark on the trees, Mother Nature is some artist

these trees grow so straight and tall

so lets hit the trail again and more plants

the ferns were just starting to open up too

saw some small butterflies too

I did say small

and these are the beginning growth of a plant that will get to be 7 ft tall called Corn Lilly

and we saw Indian Paintbrush

we did have to share the trail, which was narrow in some locations a very rocky (I found some wishing rocks...wished I hadn't stubbed my toes)

so back to the plants, I don't know what most of them are and even the Rangers weren't sure of all the names

and there were vistas

when we reached the stream we stopped for lunch, rest, stretching and pushups

it was so relaxing listening to the water cascading down the mountain and the moss a vibrant green

then it was time to pack up and head back

when I got home I took a nap...for 3 hours
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    Beautiful hike....you deserve that nap!!
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