Saturday, August 09, 2008
Break in the Heat - Early August Hike
Hike: Mountain Creek, 08/09/2008, 07:30-11:00
Distance: 5.1 miles
Conditions: Sunny; High 60's; low dewpoint; light breeze. Warming up, but almost fall-like.
Very good hike. First time in a long while that I was not hurried or had other things pressing me -- I am not on call this weekend and there is nothing planned at church or with family today. Thank YOU, FATHER, for this time of peace and reflection. Gorgeous red headed woodpecker in the pine upland area -- vividly contrasted against the bright blue sky and stone gray dead tree. Many birds about. Velvet ants and cicada observed.
I thought a lot about our Great Western Expedition in June-2009, about late Fall trip to Phoenix, and about our upcoming Expedition to Gulf State Park. Work in all of these, LORD.