Our day started with a quick change of plans. It was already planned to be a slightly shorter day – 9.4 miles to Hidden Springs Campground. I heard there had been a few break-ins of cars parked on the road in this area over the past few days, so I had gotten permission to park at no charge within the relative safety of the campground.
I needed to get a parking pass from Becca, the ranger I had talked to the day before. Unfortunately, we got there too early and the kiosk was unattended – with no indication of when they would open. There was a large turnout along the road, but with the knowledge of the break-ins we decided not to risk it. So we drove back into Meyers Flat and parked in town, which shortened our day to about 8.75 miles (yay) – but will lengthen our day tomorrow to about 11.25. Both of us are fine with that, so no problem!
As we passed Williford Road, I asked Tina to stop and give me a high five because we had just passed my 800-mile mark! She decided the occasion shoukd be marked with a photo:
The road less traveled:
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. ~ Psalm 25:4