So I decided to hike it instead. I am on a road trip, and it's hard to follow any kind of healthy eating plan or enough exercise when you have to cover this many miles. Still, I try. This loop is only about two miles, not really enough outdoors time for me. This week I was at a book signing, and a fellow author appeared. She is 83 and glowing with life. She does farm chores every day. "It's the outdoor air," she said. "Indoor air isn't good for you."
There's also genetics and good luck, but I think she may have something there.
|The start of the trail. This doesn't look too hard.|
|You can hike (not bike) from this overlook to a trail in the canyon bottom.|
Still, when you live in the west you have to bite the bullet and drive (it's two hours to the nearest airport and an hour and forty minutes to the dentist from where I live). Recently an Alaskan friend came to a place near me. "It's only four hours away!" I exclaimed. "You're really close!" However, he decided it was just too far. "An hour's drive is too far," he said.
It's funny what you get used to. But I am looking forward to some outside air.
Road trips, love or hate? Good road food?