#hike18 - Cedar Ridge Preserve

Date: 5/13/2017 Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve

Distance: 3 miles

I hiked 3 miles, without technology.  No phone, camera, or communication device.  What a beautiful hour or two off the grid - including the drive.

I hiked the cattail trail and the cedar brake trail.  For a few minutes, I didn't see anyone then I ran into three separate slow groups.  I really pushed myself and sweated it out.  I looked down at one point and saw someone had scribbled "you're getting healthier" and "keep going" and "the final push!" on the roots of the hillside.  I pushed through the last mile and it felt so good.

It was an hour of therapy.  An hour of self care.  Solo hikes have their benefits.