Sue and I enjoyed a day hike and the views in the mountains above Durango, Colorado with friends Emily and Rich. The next day our trusty truck pulled us and our trailer on a spectacular drive over the Continental Divide in the San Juan Mountains.
I can’t travel overseas to backpack the trails of Europe, where my worries fade. But as I sit with my morning coffee near Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park, the cure for pesky troubles is my view.
What a hike! After two hours of climbing, I caught a glimpse of Navajo Nobs, top photo, in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. The rounded rock “nobs” loomed from afar. Sue and I wondered, “What do you think?” It seemed so far away and our legs were rubbery and sore. We had seen few other hikers on the park’s longest trail, but two women descending from the final rock scramble encouraged us to push on. We were so glad we did. One of the toughest hikes we have done, but what a great feeling to thrust arms in the air and say, “We did it!”