“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
Sometimes it's a tough call, deciding which hike or bike to take someone you've never met in person. Over the years we've lost "association" with more than a few "friends," not to mention, a couple of relatives, by subjecting them to underestimated rigors involved with certain destinations.
Hopefully that wasn't the case with Roger and Cary.
Roger and Cary have been around the far-flung "outdoor" block and back a few times...many destinations familiar with us, others still a hope and prayer dream. At our age, time is more and more an issue (sigh). Better get on it...
It's fun to share outdoor experiences with like-minded people in our age bracket, active seniors willing to stretch the comfort zone a little and undaunted by life's what-ifs and inherent risk-factors.
It didn't seem to bother them that it took me a few miles to thread the needle of a previous route that wanders across the "slabs" and through "the loaves." After a few dead-ends, a couple of backtracks and blind scouting forays, I finally got our location icon to align with a previous hike to the same destination. Actually, Roger and Cary were happy enough without a destination, thrilled enough just to be wandering someplace new and unique. Our kind of people.
Ultimately, we did find the route I was looking for, a "trust your shoes" hike that gets the ole adrenalized blood to pumping.
|Lunch spot with a view...|
|Though not shown well in the above photo, the shear 100 foot drop to Roger's right still makes my palms sweat.|
Just another beautiful day in the neighborhood.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Mark and Bobbie