My sister and I went for a hike just the two of us on Saturday afternoon last weekend. For some reason I read the map very wrong. I thought it was a paved trail, and it was not. At first it was marked and we were happily following the dirt foot path through the forest. Chatting and gabbing away the minutes.
There was a point in our walk that we were both thinking "are we on the trail still". The markings were gone! We would walk and wonder and ignore the slight panic of what if we are lost. I did have my cell phone but there's isn't any reception (fat good that would do). So we followed what we thought was a path.
Thank goodness for the graffiti artists that love to carve hearts and who they love on the trees. That was the only way we knew we were heading somewhere where other hikers have ventured. Still no markings from the state park officials though.
Suddenly my sister was thrilled to see a tree that she remembers. I quickly said there was no possible way to remember a tree! in a forest, please! But she did remember-she pulled out her camera and showed that tree. Miracle. We had walked the loop, shortly after our landmark tree riddled with woodpecker holes we saw our trail sign. That feeling of not knowing was scary but kind of fun and breathtaking. Life was adventurous that afternoon.
have a great weekend!!
i can imagine feeling a bit of panic in this situation.ReplyDelete
but i laughed about the lovers' hearts etched into trees...and your sister remembering a specific tree.
what a wonderful story :)
Oh my I'd have been a little bit panicked too! But what gorgeous pictures! And that rock covered with moss...wow! Your pictures look like they come from a scene in movies!ReplyDelete
What an adventure :) Sounds like fun though.ReplyDelete
Well, at least you two were together. Sister adventures are so wonderful, even when they are awful because she's there, you know? Lovely place to get lost. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful adventure! We did something similar at the lavender farm near my parents' house this summer—thought we might be horribly lost but it turned out we'd walked in a big circle. I love that your sister recognized a *tree*, of all things…! xoReplyDelete
I needed this virtual "walk" this morning, friend! Thank you for allowing me to come with you! Glad you found your way out!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures. I've done this myself. Not a good feeling knowing you are potentially getting yourself lost. Phew for your sister's memory.ReplyDelete
Glad you made it back safe and sound. Doesn't it feel like you have gone on such a grand adventure when you are not quite sure where you are?ReplyDelete
I bet it was a lovely walk! So glad for your sister's keen eye :)ReplyDelete
So glad you didn't end up lost lost! It looks like is was a completely delightful trek in the woods. The pictures make me want to get out and explore this weekend :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a grand adventure! Glad your sister remembered the tree. Lovely pictures. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend ahead. JacintaReplyDelete
How funny that your sister remembered a tree!? What a great adventure.ReplyDelete
An adventure in the woods, how fun!! Glad you got back safely.ReplyDelete
That happened to the kids and I earlier this summer! I had all four of them - baby in the sling, and dragging the 3-year-old along. And cell phone back in car - yikes. What turned out to be 1/2 hour walk turned into 2 1/2 hour hike in unknown woods - very scary! So glad for those graffiti artists for you and your sister's peace of mind :)ReplyDelete
Oh yay, I love a forest walk, but never have ventured off the trails, a little scary but thrilling eh? Your photos are gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
The forest looks beautiful, it's amazing that your sister recognized 1 tree in all of that!ReplyDelete
oh how scary...I love woods and forests this one looks beautiful but I like to know where I'm going. So glad you found your way back...ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Glad you made it back OK! From the photos, it looks like a nice walk. Have been catching up on blogging...love that pink sweater! And the cowl. I always enjoy seeing what you're reading, too.ReplyDelete
What a great little experience you had. And with a sister!!! I have two girls, and as an only child, I love hearing about what sisters may do as adults...ReplyDelete
I love getting lost in the woods...on purpose! It gives me an excuse to use my compass!ReplyDelete