Date: March 1, 2018
Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve - Dallas, Texas
Distance: 4 miles
Trails: Cedar Breaks, Fossil Valley, Escarpment
It had been 18 days since I hiked. That is a VERY long stretch for me. Between being sick with an upper respiratory infection, a massive work project, and the torrential rain we received I was just unable to get out there. BUT, Hike 7 revived my spirit. The cedars/junipers were still wet, so the bark was dark, and it looked like a completely different forest than the one from Hike 6. The trails were wet and muddy, but passable. Chewy the dog and I were covered in mud after four miles, but it was worth it. It is no surprise that getting out on the trail makes me feel invigorated and Hike 7 was no exception. I can't wait to get out again for Hike 8 on Saturday and maybe even a Hike 9 on Sunday if there is time. I hate being behind, but at least my excitement is renewed. My hope is that the weather cooperates and that you all have happy trail ahead!