Our second hiking trail was drastically different from the first, but equally beautiful. North Table Mountain gave us stretches of golden fields covered in patches of snow, whereas the Red Rocks and Dakota Ridge Trails offered green shrubs and, as the name implies, towering red rocks against the setting of blue mountains. With the friendly help of fellow hikers and bikers, we managed to avoid getting lost during the loop, a feat given my complete lack of directional sense. Maybe I'll get some before we embark on the next trip. Maybe not.
A couple of things we discovered when we were on the trail: 1) we really, really, no I mean really, like to travel. I think I've mentioned this previously. Maybe it's because I've realized I'm almost 26 and half of my twenties have come and gone and my travel bucket list hasn't gotten any shorter in that time. Maybe it's because I've been reading Tuesdays With Morrie and more than ever want to live my best life. Maybe it's because I have someone I love to travel with, to photograph and make these memories. It's probably a little bit of all those things and then some. It's the reason why we booked another trip after graduation to the Pacific Northwest and why we're looking to see if we can squeeze in another short trip somewhere in between. The list of priorities from my younger college self is so drastically different from my current one - when did I become such an old(er) soul? Growing up is fascinating. And travel is expensive. It's time to start actually budgeting so we can make this wanderlust a reality. Heh.
2) We need better hiking boots if we're going to do this more often.
Hope you enjoy the photos. Have a great Wednesday!