I woke up yesterday morning feeling the best I had all week, and I was all set to buckle down and get back into the routine of comps reading I’d been doing, when I decided I wanted to go for a hike. I used to really love hiking, but that was when I lived in Montana and Utah, and there were mountains everywhere. It made me a hiking snob, really, and I haven’t been hiking in years.
A quick google search for hiking in Ohio revealed a set of trails near the Maumee State Forest, which isn’t far from Bowling Green. So I packed a snack, grabbed some water, and headed for the trail. This particular set of trails is comprised of 17 miles of hiking, biking, and horse riding trails, so I will go back many times and explore different trails, but here are pictures from my first hiking trip in ages.
Me at the end of the trail. I turned around to go back the way I had come and got just a little bit lost. But I found my way back to my car, so it’s all good.
This is the sassafrass tree. That’s a fun word to say, sassafrass. Go ahead, try it!
I was on the trail for about an hour and a half, and after this week that was so hard, it was so nice to just be outside in gorgeous weather, doing something I loved. Hiking yesterday, as cheesy as it may sound, was almost like visiting a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. I really had forgotten how much I love to hike.
Music listened to on this hike: Tammany Hall NYC (LOVE THEM!), Colbie Caillat (not my fave, but was sis’ recommendation and was nice mellow sound for the forest) and Dixie Chicks’ most recent CD (One of my faves).