W is the letter of the Day!


W, dear reader, is the letter of the day!  W is supposed to stand for hiking the Wind Cave Trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park – at least that was my plan.  But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men….

Originally I was supposed to have done two hikes last weekend – Spillway and Signal Wash trails on Saturday, and Wind Cave Trail on Sunday.  Guess what?  I did one….but not the other.  I’ve hiked Wind Cave before, and it’s definitely NOT a trail for someone either new to hiking, in poor physical health/condition, or for an older person who’s not used to hiking.  The map  you’re provided with when you first enter the park is correct in rating it a difficult  hike.  Oh…it’s not the length – that’s only 3 miles round trip – it’s the change in elevation (a difference of 247 feet up and down) and the terrain you’re hiking on that make it challenging.


Most of the trail is like this, and worse…


…although you’ll see some pretty wildflowers…  🙂


…and interesting looking cactus.

So why didn’t I hike Wind Cave Trail again, dear reader, and take pictures to share with you?  Because I was working on a project for the computer class I’m taking to upgrade my web design skills, and the time SERIOUSLY got away from me!  😦  Note to self…must plan better!  If only I had a clone or two (or three), I would get so much more done!  LOL

Have a great Friday, and take a walk for me today – I have another project coming due for class!  🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C.B. Wentworth
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 17:24:18

    I went on a hike through the back end of a mountain preserve near my house. We two huge jackrabbits on the way! 🙂


  2. Vikki Thompson
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 18:26:31

    Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say “Hi” 🙂

    Great W Post honey!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, although, not far to go now 😉

    xx (www.the-view-outside.com)


  3. Jemima Pett
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:17:38

    I have a great deal of sympathy. I’m now in bird survey season – and have done two of the ealry morning ones. The third one needs an hours drive to get there – and it has to start between 6 and 7 am. And the weather has to be decent. So I woke up this morning, got out of bed, looked out at the weather, and go back into bed again. One hour later the sun was shining, the rain had gone, the wind had dropped… and it was too late for me to go surveying! Maybe Friday …
    Love your theme – wish I’d found you earlier!
    Jemima at Jemima’s blog


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