The dreaded shoulder season has arrived – hence the necessity of going with Plan C – Pulpit Rock and the Flagpole. The only (and I stress “only’) merit of this trail is its quick elevation gain of 660 metres. I figure it will keep me in shape for the upcoming snowshoe season.
Yes, there were also some nice fall colours despite incipient rainstorms all morning – which magically held off until I got back to the car.
I would have gone with Plan B, which was the Seven Summits Trail – but I had an email from a magazine editor – send photos! And of course, because they were last year’s photos and on a different computer, this ate into time – a whole hour! And so I opted for Plan C.
The magazine: Senior Living or something like that. I think I am in the December issue. But it’s a paying gig and that’s lovely. I’ll keep you informed. I’d written the piece so long ago that I’d almost forgotten about it.
All that said, hiking alone does have that wonderful effect of focussing my mind (when it’s not entirely blank) on ideas. I love ideas! I’ve always said that I’m an idea machine! Such fun! Don’t necessarily ask me to execute them (that’s what you pay people for – right?) but just having an endless stream zipping through my head is a sheer delight. Today’s ideas revolved almost exclusively around story ideas. I have so many of them that I’m beginning to think I should write them down.
Or I could just keep on having them and write down what I remember. A certain amount of chaos is rather good, I think.