Where to Hike?
As I got my bearings, I didn’t have an agenda in mind on where to hike through the National Park. Furthermore, I didn’t have any water or food with me; a rookie mistake. I saw a trail head sign to Turtlehead peak and decided I would head that direction.
It should be noted that the winds were steady at 35+ mph, making the hike even more interesting.
As I stumbled my way higher and higher, I realized I might be in over my head. This was about the HALF-WAY point! In total the trail was 9.2 miles and it was steep with lose rocks and cliffs.
Along the several mile hike to the top, I passed by what I would call experienced hikers. They had plenty of water and proper hiking gear. I had on my trust Nikes, a pullover, sweats and my drone. Their looks provided just the right motivation I needed and a chuckle to ease my unquenchable thirst.
Maybe a small stroke of luck, but in the ammo box was a bottle of water and a protein bar! After 4 hours of hiking, gaining 2,000 feet in elevation without any food or water, it was much needed! Thank you to whomever placed it there for a total amateur like me.
Happy Weekend! Go on an adventure. Make some memories. Seek the unScene.