Date: March 4, 2017 Time: 9:20 AM
Place: Cedar Hill State Park
Distance: 8.1 Miles
Solo hiked the DORBA blue loop today, and it was even better than the green loop. The trail is designed for mountain biking, but allows hikers too. Bikers go one way, hikers go the opposite. Some spots along the way are worn into a trough, but it's nothing too major. I had hiked the green loop which is 3 miles before, but the additional 5 of the blue loop was even more beautiful. The trail winded, in mountain bike trail fashion, and took me along the lake and through the woods.
Things I learned today:
--Stretching is important --People's voices carry well in the middle of nowhere --Water is important
This was my longest hike, at 8.1 miles. I did the hike in 2.25 hours, which is okay. The hike is labelled as challenging but it isn't as bad as I expected. This was one of the most rewarding hikes - in terms of pushing my limits and knowing what I can do. I look forward to pushing the boundaries a bit more and seeing how much further I could go.