“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain
I had a whole bunch of work to do today.
It started with hosting a couple of grant writing webinars for teachers. There were some tech issues but otherwise it was a lot of fun and went well.
So when Jo Carole texted asking if we could meet up for a hike, my answer, of course was, “YES!”
Once I’d wrapped things up, we headed over to Fruita to meet Jo Carole, her husband, John [who you’ll remember from our Culvert Arch experience], and our good friend Karen. And their dogs.
I won’t walk you step-by-step through where we went… let me summarize:
• None of us had really be here before. [You can’t count my previous experience. I was on drugs.]
• We kind of got lost, but ended up at a high viewpoint looking down into the canyon. Also, we started coming up with slogan/t-shirt ideas for trails365.com…hilarious stuff! Can’t wait to share!
• We ended up finding the trail up into the main canyon. It was flowing and we were quite pleased with the results.
We did not continue up the loop trail [D3] but stayed in the wash.
Matt and I continued past where our friends felt comfortable, until we could go no further. We had found the heart of the devil. And it was black.