Tuesday, August 07, 2018
A summer afternoon's hike
Three young friends from church joined us, along with two of our grandchildren, Josiah and Julia. All photos in this post, except for three, were taken by our friend Rachel using her phone.
(For the record, I did make it down that steep section without sitting down.)
And also for the record, we found out later that we should have taken a different trail which would have been much more level. Undoubtedly, that's the one we took last time.
Imagine our amazement, as we hiked along, to see this:
We did get to the falls eventually, but as mentioned (and as seen at top) it was only a trickle of water. Below you see it in a previous summer.
The kids enjoyed playing around on the rocky area below where the falls should have been.
Later, I looked this hike up on a couple of websites and found we had indeed taken the wrong trail. When I told Mr. T, he very simply noted that we obviously were on the right trail: "If we had gone the other way, we wouldn't have seen the owls."
There's food for thought in that. Sometimes the paths God has us on are a lot more rugged and steep than we would like. But they always include blessings and benefits we could not have experienced on any other path.