We found a new place to hike today – called the Cave Springs Trail. We have to drive around our “mountain” to the beginning of the trail, but we were fortunate to get there when no one else was around. We left the “girls” (dogs) at home this time around, so we could explore without the distractions of the two eager noses and eight pulling feet!
Ed had his trusty walking stick, which has been with him for years. The path is fairly well established at the beginning, although once you head up into the hills, it becomes more guess work than a delineated walkway! It was a beautiful day, in the Seventies, with a nice breeze. We headed up into the rocky mounds with eagerness for a new adventure.
We hiked to the top of one hill, close enough to get a good view of some of the caves. Not being spelunkers, nor rock-climbers, that’s as close as we got – or are going to get!
We saw several lazy high-flying birds, drifting on the tides of the breeze, and evidence (e.g. “scat”) of burros, and a lizard sunning in the rocks. (Didn’t take a picture of the burro scat. Sorry. If anyone really wants a picture, email me, and I will make a special trip back up there for a photo op!)
While wending our way back down the rocky hillside, I found a perfect walking stick for myself. A bit too long, but we will adjust that, and then I too will be ready for the hikes the future brings.