Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hanging Lake

I must admit, since moving to Denver I haven't done half of the things I wanted and I don't want to make excuses but the real reason is because I don't have anyone to do them with.

Friends have babies, husbands, and boyfriends… along with conflicting schedules.  I find myself always thinking "I'll do it later when I meet someone" but thats bullshit.  I met someone when I first moved here and we never did anything cool.

So today I got up, got dressed and drove 3 hours through the most beautiful mountains on the most environmentally friendly highway in the country all the way to Hanging Lake.

If you come to Denver I highly recommend it

The weather was perfect, the air was clean, and the hike was intense.

I hiked up about 1,000 feet and roughly 1.4 miles according to the park ranger at the top

… and when I say hike… I mean HIKE.

It was not a nice winding paved path with railings

It was rocky, and steep, and awesome

It took me a little under 2 hours to make it to the top, of course I stopped to take pictures and drink some gatorade but when I made it I felt so accomplished and happy.  Not only was it a good workout but I just felt happy.  I perched myself on a rock overlooking the waterfall and just relaxed.  I finally had a chance to think, I've had a lot of stuff on my mind lately and being in nature with the sound of a waterfall in the background really does wonders on clearing the mind.

I was so jazzed about everything I practically sprinted down the mountain.  It was so much fun, jumping, and bouncing from rock to rock on the way down, it was almost my favorite part.

Overall it was a totally amazing day and I'm glad that I just went for it.

Makes me feel a little more confident in doing things alone

Of course some of my fantasies won't really be as fulfilling alone… like going to the botanical gardens in a beautiful vintage sun dress and having a picnic in the middle of flowers… probably be more fun with another person but hey we'll see

Maybe I'll meet my future husband as I tear into a banquet with butter .. alone .. at the botanical gardens .. in my sun dress

so, if you've been wanting to do something, don't wait for someone else… just do it already

Until Next Time


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