Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pine Log Creek Trail


Take time to get the pebble out of your shoe.
Anywhere you stop you’ll get a new perspective.
It’s not a race.
You won’t flunk if you don’t reach the top.
Slow steps are more restful than sitting and starting.
You need fewer words on a mountain.
Never underestimate water.
The uses of the bandana have never been fully catalogued.
Bring light reading–you can get a lot of poems per ounce.
Most wild creatures aren’t after you.
Some are.
Urban is another language.
On a mountain gorp is better than gourmet
Stamina is a higher gift than speed
Obstacles are an occasion for creativity
You can take different journeys on the same path.

Despite the weatherman's predictions for oppressive heat (high 92) today, a good friend and I sent out EARLY for a morning hike.  We have actually tromped through these woods before.

But each time is new and interesting.

Three hours later, five and one half miles were behind us, and we're looking forward to the next jaunt.


  1. "You can take different journeys on the same path."

    I remember a high school friend saying something similar to me and I really didn't believe it. I should have been reading poetry and climbing mountains.

    Sounds like you had a lovely day.

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Hope you're enjoying a celebratory Monday ~
      We're grilling ribs and visitin' with family ;-)

    2. We went to the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburg this morning the for Memorial service there -- it was nice. My great-great grandfather was wounded during the Appomattox Campaign and died at home in August, so he was on my heart. My great-grandfather was two years old at the time and I think that was the only time they got to see each other.

      We're cooking out this evening. It's a gorgeous day for it!