Date: 7/30/2017 Placed: Cedar Ridge Preserve
Distance: 2.91 miles
I had grand plans to head to Oklahoma this morning to hike but my exhaustion and the appeal of sleep won. The plan was to wake up at 3:00a and leave by 3:30 to arrive at the trail head about 7. I bargained, stretched the alarm to 4:00a and still couldn't seem to get motivated. The next time I looked at a clock it was 10:00a and I was on to plan B - my standby, Cedar Ridge Preserve here in Dallas. We finally got to the trail around noon, and today wasn't as hot as it has been. The humidity was mid range and the temperature hovered around 88. We did Cedar Brake trail and went home. Chewy the Dog did not hold up well and I felt bad enough. I could have gone on to circle back around on Fossil Valley or Escarpment, but that poor dog. All in all, another couple of miles. Next week, looking at Dinosaur Valley State Park as I'll be down in that area to visit family. In two weeks I'll be in Oregon, gasp, I know. In three weeks, I'll be in Utah, double gasp. I'm honestly feeling so lucky this month. I'm trying to set up things for next month to include finally going to Oklahoma, maybe the Olympic Peninsula, and maybe Michigan. Here's to hoping!
Enjoy a few photos from today.