healthy living

getting outside

i spend most of this past saturday out at the canyon again.  you don’t waste 80 degree weather in february in west texas.  you get out there and enjoy it!

so i suggested my cousin, her daughter, and i take a long hike to the Lighthouse, a beautiful geological formation in the canyon.  the hike is about 6 miles roundtrip.  however, we started in the wrong place, only about a quarter of the mile down the road, because this social studies teacher apparently can’t read a map!  so we ended up doing about 9 miles altogether.  but we had fun.  we walked, hiked, and climbed for nearly four hours straight.  needless to say, we were exhausted by the end, but we had a blast and still got in a great workout.

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about the point that we realized we were on the wrong trail but still having fun.

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sometimes west texas can be beautiful. i love those formations and all the colors.
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finally on the right trail!
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i love this picture! thanks to the kind woman who offered to take our picture all together.
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almost there! (insert dirty joke about the shape and size of the Lighthouse from this angle)
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at the top of the hill staring up.
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after a scary climb up, i had to take a pic at the top!
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view from the top!
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11 thoughts on “getting outside

  1. That looks like a fun hike.

    Not to brag, but we are having some amazing whether this whole winter here in Southern Cali. Glad you got to enjoy some too!

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