PERSONAL NEWS: Hiking (21 January 2007)
I got around to some hiking last weekend... on this past Sunday, 21 January 2007.
It was a small group, just the four of us (including a dog)!
And here I am, a middle-aged guy fighting the "battle of the bulge." It looks worse here than it really is. I just started some new medications for high blood pressure that have complicated my struggle to stay thin. I always like to say that my hard work at the gym and elsewhere has led me to having an "inner tube" rather than a "spare tire." Staying fit is hard work and I have alot of respect for all the folks I see at the gym working on their health.
The beginning of the trail looks like this (above), a river access road and a foor bridge at the end of it leading across the river.
And gradually the trail narrows to a bike trail and access road for the Park Rangers (above).
And eventually, we get to my favorite part of the trail, a simple beaten horse path that follows the river with some outstanding views (above).
The park trailway is technically only a strip of protected parkland that follows the river so in some places, you can see the homes of well-to-do folks in the background (above).
The river is simply georgeous this time of year. Despite the early morning wind chill factor, you can see a number of fishermen in waders doing their thing (above).
This is what a happy dog looks like at the end of a walk heading for the cars (above).
More information can be found here:
All of the photos I took can be found here:
The URL for the group I hiked with in this post can be found here:
Right now, the group is currently shirnking a bit as the charismatic host has taken up aqua-aerobics... Good for her! I hope she meets her fitness goals.
Have a great Sunday!