Trail Difficulty – Easy
Trail Type – Paved Path
Distance – 2.6 Miles
Elevation Gain – 0
I was so excited to get away from the computer and start on my first hike. We are very lucky as we live close to a local trail that runs ten miles along a river. You can park at various locations on the trail and walk, bike, or run for however long pleases you.
My original plan was to keep it short – I didn’t want to overdo it. One of the nice features of the trail was 1/4 mile markers to track your progress. When we got there we discovered the snow had covered all the markers. We decided to try to make it to the next section so I could track my progress. After only walking for ten minutes we spotted a blue heron.
Halfway there we discovered a Christmas ornament hanging from one of the trees. There was nothing else around it – just a small symbol on a quiet trail.
The walked seemed a little a little long, but there was so much to look at that I ignored the ache in my legs. Once home I tracked out trail in Google Earth and was surprised to see that we had covered 1.3 miles each way.
This was more a walk on a path than a true hike, but I am still fired up to do it again next week.