Oops, forgot to actually upload this last month. I’m a bad blogger!
I park my car at the trailhead for a quick sunset stroll in the Everglades. The sun has finally given up its fiery reign and the temperature is starting to cool. While tossing on a spare long-sleeve shirt, a car pulls into the parking space in front of me. A middle-aged man gets out and asks me:
“Hey, how long is this one?”
“Oh, It’s only a 1/2 mile loop around the pond.”
“Ohhh…. we don’t have time for that.”
He jumps into his car and speeds off.
Sometimes, people in the national parks bug me. Maybe I’m a total hiker snob, but the park is 100 times better when you exit your car. You don’t get some “high-score” for working your tush off. Lose your concept of time. Turn off your phone. Go on a hike and lose yourself. You might find yourself in the process.
/end rant. Time for pretty pictures instead: