Lesson number one: When hiking in summer, especially on a trail that ascends close to 800 feet very quickly, you should always bring water. Otherwise, you may feel slightly less than optimal.
We saw some awesome flowers and views. Including a momma quail and her babies who happened to be trying to eat some weeds from the middle of the fire road.
And since we were tired, sweaty, hungry, and dehydrated…we went to the best possible place to remedy all those things without falling into a fast food coma.
Now I must get off my butt and do something. Due to family tragedy, it’s been a down couple of days. But I’m really ready to shake off the funk and get back to actually living.