I turned 35, it kinda crept up on me this year. I had a good day, decided to hike on my birthday. It was after this hike I decided I wanted to get into hiking more. Once Winter blows through and Spring makes its appearance I will be going on more of these. This time I went to Golden, Colorado and hiked a trail at Golden Gate State Park. It was a Medium to hard hike, nothing like hanging trail; but still a challenge. I decided to get some gear soon to help me make these treks, like a hiking stick, a camel back pack with water and protein bars etc. This hike I wasn't prepared like I felt I should have been. I hiked for hours, in the vast wilderness of the mountains. No ones was around, it was silent except for the rustling of the aspen leaves and few un-know sounds. I would pass someone maybe every 30 minutes if I was lucky. I walked with rocks in the hands in case, something decided to make its appearance. Just what I needed. At one point I just stopped and plopped down on a rock and drank it all in, I love the mountains.
I had to keep remembering every bend and log away the settings in my head, I need a compass.