Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Return To Turtle Lake
I had to really push myself this time because the doctor actually increased the medicine that stops me from writing. We both agreed that the answer for me is just to try extra hard to get back to blogging. I'm sharing some older pictures here from last November because I had some good adventures that I wasn't able to write about yet.
The place you see in these pictures is called Turtle Lake. I shared this place with you once before. But this time is a very different adventure. You see, when I came here before, this was a very difficult hike. I actually had to hike down the side of a mountain sized hill and back up to get here.
After a bit of boredom at home, I decided to do a bit of driving around Stone Park to try to find the real entrance to Turtle Lake. I finally found the right road after some twisting and turning. It's a big park. It also wasn't the easiest thing finding the path up to the lake from the parking area. The path starts way in the back of an open area, and it's not apparent that it's even there at first.
But I finally found my way to the lake after all of that. I consider it quite an accomplishment considering most of my hikes in the past were in smaller suburban parks. Who knows?
One of these days I might be able to call myself a legitimate hiker!
Lewis and Clark visited on their journey west. There are many places like that around here. I plan on sharing many of those with you as time goes by. Check my link if you want to learn more about them.
I love Turtle Lake because it reminds me so much of my old stomping grounds, Carpenter Lake, back in Michigan. The only problem here is that this park is closed to car traffic during the winter, so I can only visit Turtle Lake during warmer weather. Otherwisae it's quite a hike that I'm not quite up to yet.
Hopefully my next post will come a bit sooner than this one did. Then I can begin doing this more and more often again. This was progress though. I think I'll be getting back to normal in no time. See you next time!