Today I found a bit of time before grocery shopping to go to Sleeping Giant again. The girls and I went hunting letterboxes on Sunday along the east end of the Violet trail. We were looking for a box but had to turn around to get home. Turns out we called it quits something less than a quarter mile before the clue. Just around a corner or two. Who knew?
I went back today, parked along a the red trail and quickly caught up with the violet trail and headed west towards the clue. The trail and the glittering sun distracted me enough that I walked past the clue. Walked almost a mile past the clue, not even worrying about it. Eventually, I came to enough to realize that I should turn around and head back. I decided that where the trail went over the giant’s knee was a good place. A part of the trail that I probably shouldn’t be on alone. I went halfway – because I could do it – then turned back. I love that the trail goes over this jumble of boulders. Can you see the three blazes? the one at the bottom is an arrow, then there are two more.
I need to do this trail properly one of these days.
I had no problem finding my clue, once I was actually looking for it. Lookie! There it is. The box was exactly where it should be and the stamp was beautiful. Made the almost 300 foot ascent worth it.
It was really such a beautiful day. The sun was just right. Crisp air and leaves to shuffle through.
I’m lucky that I can find time to enjoy the outside. I know the freedom won’t last much longer, nor will the weather. But for now, I’m going to take advantage.