The hiking journeys over the past few months have been amazing. I've viewed and touched new flora and fauna on each trip. Despite primarily hiking in only two states, no terrain has become boring. Since I am drawn to water, each bubbling creek or waterfall has been a treat. That being said, I also enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing the hike that I set out to do. And yes I know that I have few options other than completing it (government funding is down so I can't depend on finding park rangers and other personnel responsible for rescuing city dwellers lost in the woods), but still, I do my own inner victory lap when I do finish.
|This was the end of Part 1 of our Foothills Trail series. My car was 7.5 miles back at Oconnee State Park. You could not tell me I was not 'winning' after getting this one under my belt.|
So yes, the journey should be savored, but maybe we should start giving the end a little love too. Until next time friends.