Is that too short of a post? But I feel like those three words sum up my day perfectly! Hubs and I were up and at 'em early this morning so we could get to Fort Mountain State Park right after it opened--7am. Good call since it gets hot fast! We hiked the Gahuti Trail, which is about 8 miles and is just gorgeous. We hiked this exact trail once before, under much worse conditions. It was 6 days after we moved to America, there was snow everywhere, and we were exhausted, sick, and jetlagged.
Today? Perfect. Here are some photos from the hike:
|My "deer caught in headlights" look at a little waterfall|
|The trailhead sign|
|This was a CREEPY big red bug! Millipede maybe?|
The last photo is my favorite. Why? Because it says the average hike time is 6 1/2 hours. How long did it take us? 3 1/2. Boom. It's all about the little things. There were some crazy hills on this hike, here's the elevation map to prove it:
Needless to say, I was a little tired afterwards:
I think that photo turned out even better than I imagined. Also, what's up with hubby's version of "tired photo?" Doesn't he know that tired means mouth open, sweaty, falling over, eyes closed? Duh.
We found a lake within the State Park that was pretty sweet afterwards--pedal boats, mini golf, a little manmade beach! I'll be coming back with my bathing suit very soon to scare people with my whiter-than-white belly. Today we just scoped it out and I needed a soft pretzel! Especially since I got hungry about 70 minutes into the hike and decided to eat my "lunch" at 8:30 am. What? I was hungry!
In case you can't see the hair horns, here's a close up.
WHY? Why must my hair do that the moment someone even talks about sweating? Ugh.
Anyone else suffer from the dreaded post-exercise hair horns?
If you do, we can commiserate together. If you don't--how did you become superhuman and please tell me more.
Soft pretzels or hard?
Little hard pretzel twists will always be tops in my book, but every once in a while a soft pretzel with mustard is so good! I also wouldn't turn down one of those amazing sweet ones with cinnamon and sugar....yum!