“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”
– Henry David Thoreau
My original plan for this beautiful Saturday morning was to head out early and get in about 8-9 miles. However, as plans always do, this changed after I was 1.5 miles into the hike. As I walked, my left Achilles started to hurt. I decided pretty quickly that 8 miles was not going to happen and after a short water break I cut the loop short and headed back towards the start of the hike. All in all, I still ended hiking just over 4 miles.
The reservoir across the street from the entrance of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”
With summer rapidly approaching and daylight extending way past what we were seeing just a couple of months ago, the best way to end a day to head to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. With clear blue skies and empty trails, this hike was as close to perfect as you can get.
The start of today’s hike.
A stream that runs next to the trail.
Upstream just a little bit from the picture above.
“On the still waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appears.”
“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
-Henry David Thoreau
My daughter is taking a photography class as an elective in her high school and her most recent assignment was to capture “reflections.” So today we ventured out to Fahnestock State Park to Pelton Pond to look for some reflections on the water. Since I had to drive her there, I figured that I would bring my own camera to see what pictures I could get. Even though it was a cloudy day, I think these photos came out reasonably well.
Taken after several days of rain, I was out hiking and when I stopped for water I looked up and saw the most beautiful blue sky with puffy white clouds mixed in. Since all I had seen for days were grey skies, the sense of relief I got when I looked up was remarkable.
Unless it has been gear reviews, I really haven’t recommended much on this blog. But as I was checking out another blog, Living (https://mylifewithoutreligion.com/about-me/), he had a post about Seasick Steve, a musician and surfer from California. Of course I immediately watched the video he had on his page and then went to you tube.
My advice to you-check him out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-upKgaHh3WE
His bio is also quite fascinating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasick_Steve
A couple of days ago I published my three favorite photos of the year. With the next few posts I am going to share my favorite hiking photos. This picture says it all-on the trail heading off to…where? Anywhere.