|Hiking||2.05 Miles|| 38 Mns ||3.32 mph|
|87 ft AEG|| 1 Min Break|
||no linked trail guides|
|I'm writing and posting for the first time using my phone and tablet so hopefully all will look okay. Written at Hatch Station July 11, "Happy 7-11 Day". On my way to Montana I had decided I would do a hike at Buffalo Park (FYI, the bison statue's tail seems to have broken off). |
This ended up being just the right amount of miles due to my late departure because of tibbercations. I hiked in my Keen sandals as I was too lazy to put on my hiking shoes and grabbed my sunglasses; pretty much what I have for my 'hood walks.
I was lucky to hike under mostly cloudy skies which was a good thing because it seemed humid. I went counter-clockwise noticing some wildflowers from time to time.
When I turned west there was a nice breeze which helped with the humidity. There were a couple dozen other people along the way. Would have loved to do another loop but I still had many more miles to drive.
I picked up a hand made Turkey Avocado Bacon sandwich and a cup of Waldorf Salad at Safeway, both very good. I drove to the Fatmans TH across the way to eat part of it. Temp outside was pretty warm. I asked Google for the price of fuel in Cameron as it is usually cheaper on the reservation and it was $4.60, same at The Gap.
I went thru a couple little rains including just past The Gap where the temp went from 102 to 92 in two miles and back up a few miles later. However, just to make you feel better, it stayed around 105 for a lot of the drive. It was 88 at Jacob's Lodge. Yes, I got cookies, Hopefully I won't eat the one I brot for my friend in Montana.
Here at Hatch Station the temp just dropped to 80 during a small and short rainfall. And yes, I can see Bryce Natl Park from my motel window . I will do a little hike there tomorrow before continuing my drive north. As always, the scenery has been great and makes the long drive much more tolerable.
Watch 2.03 miles (7414 low, 7499 high) 121 average bpm,152 max. 6% aerobic Zone 3, 81% weight control Zone 2, 11% low intensity Zone 1 (I'm sure because of my photo stops ) burning 210 calories taking 4,235 steps (120 spm, 137 max). Temp 84.1 partly cloudy and 19% humidity... seemed higher to me.
|For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination. |
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.