Champion Lakes and Love

p1010342_fotor It was a snow day. It started off benignly enough – an early morning drive to the Champion Lakes trailhead for a hike with the KMC. We encountered snow on the pass and then just a light sprinkling as we approached the lakes. However, that light sprinkling turned into quite a snowfall as we hiked on and on around the lakes. It was certainly heavy enough that I could take only two photos and the side trip to the top of the hill was not in the cards.

That said, I am so happy that Simon and I went on this trip. There were fifteen of us and just like the snowshoe trip ten days earlier, what a great bunch of people. I can’t stress enough how super the members of this club are and how blessed I feel to have found them.

It was a great day.

This is not a challenging hike by a long stretch but oh so pretty – vaguely reminiscent of the Cowichan River Footpath but I’d say even prettier: so much variety and so much to see in the woods and walking alongside the three lakes.

The day was a good one right from the start. Although I had a nightmare (no idea what I was dreaming about – just an awful feeling) I woke up feeling somehow good about the day and the future. I don’t want to jump the gun on this but it almost feels as though my last post was something of a catharsis. I feel ready to step up or forward. That said, my stepping will probably be a bit sideways and may resemble a drunken stilt walker but at least I’ll be moving.

I have to give a great deal of credit to Simon for my feelings. He is staunchly and unwaveringly loving and supportive. He is also honest. He candidly told me that my post upset him – perhaps not upset – might be the wrong word – but it certainly did nothing to make him feel good. Yeah – I think upset fits. We talked about it – we talked honestly and more than anything else, it is his truthfulness that makes me feel supported. I know that he won’t hide anything from me. And so I have trust.

It was a beautiful thing today to share this hike with him. We are so good together out on the trails.

There will be more of this in the next few days: the flagpole again and a snowshoe trip with KMC.

And as I careen tipsily into the future, I know that through all the ups and downs and sideways skidding, Simon will be there – and our love – the glue that holds it all together.p1010344_fotor

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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