Last weekend I made up a hike in the challenge to stay on track*, taking me to Hike 3! I went back to Cliff Cave Park since it had rained a lot overnight and knew the majority of the park is paved. I plan on hiking longer and only brought Gilbert. Jack is a little older and is done after about 3 miles. I planned on the 5 mile loop but the path was washed out about a mile in and I wasn’t sure how deep the water was to cross in just trail runners.
We ended up doing the short trail by the river that we explored last time then headed up to the overlook area. After cobbling together these sections we did about 4 miles which was a little less than planned but still a nice hike. It’s not the most exciting place to hike but it’s a short drive and a good place to still get out to even when there’s been a ton of rain.
This was also my first time taking my lightweight Cotopaxi sweater out on hike. It’s definitely a new favorite. They offer a lightweight version, which is what I got, or a thicker version, both made from a llama fiber. I decided to start with the lightweight version since I get hot easily and figured I could always layer underneath. You can get $20 off your first order **here.
*This post was part of my 2019 beginning 52 Hike Challenge which has since been tabled until next year.
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