I somehow managed to talk my husband and youngest son into hiking with me this morning. Actually, I never have to talk my youngest into hiking as he is always ready to go anytime for any distance.
My husband, on the other hand, it’s like twisting an arm and maybe a leg with a promise of a short hike.
As we set out this morning, he asked how far we would be hiking, I told him just around twin peaks so we could find the geocaches out there. He then asked how long is that. I said about two miles. Of course, I failed to mention it was about a mile out there and a mile back. This is how to irritate your husband while hiking for sure!
In my defense, he should know by now that when I say a couple of miles, you should probably times that by 2.
A couple of things happened on the trail today; I realized that fire line trail has been smoothed out which was a nice surprise. I also got to see what this past year’s flooding really did to the trails as we made our way around twin peaks. I haven’t hiked the twin peaks trail in about a year, so I was pretty amazed by that.
We also ran into this (hey there is always something new to see on the trails). I am not sure what it is, maybe someone will recognize it and enlighten me:
Then, of course, my husband towards mile 3 thought I was trying to go further (by now he was already irritated) when I went right instead of left. “Shouldn’t we go left here?” he asks. “Nope the podium is this way,” I said. “Really because the car is left,” he says. “You know what, go ahead and go left, you will just make another loop around the peak, or follow me since the podium is literally right here past these tree’s, in which we will go left and head to the car,” I said.
Needless to say, he followed me.
As we made our way back, my momentum was starting to waiver as it’s been a while since I have been hiking. I look ahead to see dammit hill. That’s not the real name, just what I refer to it as. See that trail going up in the far back? Yea, that is dammit hill and our car sits on the other side.