Spring was in full bloom while we were in California. The hillsides were awash with wildflowers and the trees were blooming.
Our plan was to go hiking at Hite Cove, a trail I had read about. However, once we got there, it became clear to me that it was not a hike I felt comfortable doing. Maybe 30-40 years ago, but not now. It was a steep, rocky ascent to the trail and then the trail was narrow with a steep drop down to the river.
I love to walk, but I am not the most graceful of walkers. I have been known to trip on flat pavement. (In fact, my sister nicknamed me “stop, drop, and roll” on this trip). So I wasn’t too keen to be walking on this narrow path and risk falling 200 feet into the river.
So instead, we stopped along the way and enjoyed the spring.