Heck of a Hike
Hellllllo friends! Happy weekend! Ours has been good…but it went by way too quickly!
Yesterday, we tackled a hike that we’ve been wanting to do since we moved down here: the Walls of Jericho. We’d read that this was one of the prettiest hikes in the area, and we weren’t disappointed. But I will say, the pregnant lady in me was a little nervous to see this sign:
…at the beginning of the hike. Still, I figured—how bad could it be?
The hike started with a long traverse down the mountain:
Which lead to a valley:
…and a few footbridges that the pooches were less than excited to cross:
…and finally, after a shorter hike along a narrow ledge trail:
We found ourselves at the Walls of Jericho! Beautiful!
The walls have all sorts of waterfalls and caves to explore:
Someone was watching as Ella and I prepared lunch:
On the way back, we stopped by one of the footbridges to throw a few sticks for Ella—this dog LOVES to retrieve in water!
Baxter, on the other hand, HATES water—he’ll whine if we try to take him on a walk after a rain shower. So you can imagine our surprise when this happened:
He saw something across the stream that we wanted—maybe a little creature? It had to be something good for him to attempt to cross the river! He picked up a little debris along the way:
What a goofball.
All in all, the hike took about four hours for us to complete…and by the end, I was really exhausted. This was by far the hardest workout I’ve had in the past few months…but I’ll admit, it felt pretty good to really break a sweat. The uphill climb on the way back had my legs burning in a good way. I’m pretty sore today—I think the foam roller might need to make an appearance.
Hope you had a great weekend as well!