J and I were exhausted this weekend and thought we would “take it easy.” Apparently that meant endless house projects, cleaning, cooking, catching up on phone calls, organizing and EXERCISE. Today was supposed to be my rest day. We started with a five mile hike and later did a short four or five mile bike ride. Hmm… Will I be up for the Jail Yard circuit in the morning???
The hike was the first trip up Saddle Rock for the season. I love seeing how the trail changes at each time of year. Today I noticed the significant erosion damage that has occurred over the winter, the thick snowpack that still coats the mountains, the abundant fruit blossoms that are flowering around town, and of course I especially noted my favorite signs that spring are here–the hills are awash with golden balsamroot and periwinkle lupine.