Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Hike

We tried a new trail today.  It was awesome. It may have bumped the former favorite Cedar Creek, back to second place. It will be a close tie.  The only thing that threatens this new Desoto Spillway trail is that is is very steep and a bit treacherous in contrast to the relatively flat but equally beautiful Cedar Creek. 
Oh dear...Considering who goes down the mountain must go back up the mountain.

We discovered a new path that was not on the map.  As we rushed against the setting sun, we figured out why.  It is tricky but has great mountain and water views.

Beautiful waterfall trail between lake Desoto and Cortez

Sun is getting sleepy...walk faster!

Dan holding onto a tree to brace himself....looong way down.
  Winding up, down and around between two lakes today, we reminded ourselves to take a hiking back pack--safety first and all.  We realized how easily we could get caught up in the beauty and lose track of time and direction.

Silly me and my "wimpy weights"

We paused at the trail sign pointing up and down.  We decided to venture off the mapped trail and take the high road; just this once. 

Just in life, when the trail gets a bit rough and confusing, there is the One who always guides our way.
Christmas blessings with love!
Happy and safe trails always!

Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.  Matthew 2:2

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