It was quite a day up Mount Tzouhalem. So quiet: I only saw three people all day and it was a full day.
I started up on the Awesome Trail, surprised to find that there are now trail signs and maps everywhere – and also many more trails. I’m not sure this is a good thing. It feels less like a wild area now and a bit more like Disneyland.
But with the proliferation of mountain bikers and the accessibility of places like Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain, this is to be expected. There are pros and cons to all this.
And I am not complaining – it was a fine day. I had a few heart-grabs along the way, because this was where Abby, Shanara and I took so many walks – and so often Simon was with us. So – a few tears – but not hurting tears – healing tears. I remembered the good times on this mountain. The fun times.
I am blessed to have good memories.
And so – up to Field of Dreams and then all the way down to the Nature Reserve – then all the way up to the Cross (yes – I hiked up the mountain twice! Whew!) and then up the ridge to the top and finally back to Field of Dreams and taking the gentler way down from Jitka’s Bench – yep – a full a tour of the entire mountain.
And I loved it.
And I loved my bubble bath even more.
And I am really going to enjoy lolling now on the red couch.