I'm fortunate enough to leave in the BEAUTIFUL Northwest, and just minutes away from rivers, trails, and God-blessed beauty galore! We chose Lucia Falls, a 15-minute winding road away. I'd been to the park several times and admired the lovely falls, but never really explored the trails.
There is an "established" hiking trail around the park, but there are also several "rabbit trails" that lead down to the water, over big boulders, or just to secluded, scenic views. Pearl was a nut - she dragged me up and down places I'd never thought I could manage...but I did. At one point, I was thankful that she was harnessed - rather than collared - as I had to "jerk" her up off a rock face. SHE might have made it, but I wouldn't have.
THIS is what it is all about for me. NEW adventures, NEW ways doing things, an DISCOVERING that I DO have it in me! (Not to mention that the boulder climbing, and sliding down dirt trails is helping me prepare for Warrior Dash!)
What is YOUR adventure?