Neil (nt) wrote,
Neil
nt

Saturday

Today we packed a picnic lunch and went hiking in Fish Creek Park. It was quiet there; only a few cyclists passed us on the trails. Beavers have built a dam across the creek since we last visited, and have felled many trees. It seems like wanton destruction; most of the trees were far from the creek. We didn't see much wildlife, only a few birds and butterflies. We could hear several woodpeckers hammering away, and one of the cyclists stopped and told us he had seen a moose nearby, but we didn't even see our usual deer. Getting hungry, we climbed a steep hill to the highest point in the park and sat on a large rock to have our lunch (hardboiled eggs, bread, salad). I didn't notice any discomfort or weakness with my ankle during the climb. It seems to be fully healed now, about 8 weeks after I sprained it. After lunch, we hiked some more along the creek under the bluff. At one point, I helped L climb up and over a log, and then she gave me her hand to help me up. We both forgot that I outweigh her by a considerable amount, and I almost pulled her back down! Not long after, we decided we had had enough for the day, and headed for home.

I particularly wanted to get out today, because the weather was near perfect, and tomorrow we are supposed to be getting -- you guessed it -- more snow. But summer will soon be here, and I am looking forward to doing more picnicking!
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