Hiking

I have always loved to get outside and walk. This summer was just too hot and I missed those outdoor walks.

I love summer and I love hot weather, but I know that trying to hike when it is 95 degrees out is not a smart thing to do. 


The sudden drop in temperatures to the 50's and 60's in the morning and 70's in the afternoon has been really welcome. 

Wednesdays are a day that I don't have an organized exercise class so I decided to explore a park near me. 


It was an interesting walk. We have been living with a drought this summer so the stream was almost dried up,


and although some of the paths were easy to walk, other were pretty challenging,


and even hard to see where the paths actually were. 

I absolutely was not going to do much rock climbing, not by myself. My self preservation is pretty entrenched after all these years. 

I did however climb these few rocks in order to stay on the main path. They were easy, and all of the aerobics classes I have been doing have really strengthened my legs. 


My thoughts on this park are that it was lovely to be in the middle of Atlanta and feel like I was out in the woods in the country, some of the paths were hard to follow, and I felt a bit isolated. 


Although I did feel isolated I never really felt unsafe and I enjoyed the quiet. The park is about a mile from my apartment so it is easy for me to get there. 

I will definitely be going back there to walk, but I have lots of other parks to explore before I do that, and hopefully we will have something other that brown dead leaves to look at. 





  1. How beautiful! And so nice that it's close to you! I love the feeling of peace you get out in the woods and the feeling stays with you for a long time too. It's nice to have cooler temps...here too! Happy Sunday!

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  2. That's great that you're exploring your new digs! I wish I could get out there and walk with you, but I wouldn't last as long as you. My ankle pain hits when I walk much. So nice that you're seeing nature at its finest.
    Brenda

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  3. I am so glad you were able to get out and enjoy walking around. What a beautiful place to walk. It is restorative, isn't it? xo Diana

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  4. You are so lucky to have that park in the middle of town! Wow. I would LOVE something like that, with a creek to boot! Glad you are getting to enjoy it now that the weather is cooler. Marilyn

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  5. Wow what a beautiful place! Have a great week, Laura.

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