It seems life has been giving me the short end of the stick lately so I thought a hike to one of my favorite places would help cheer me up. Stew here seems to be getting an even shorter stick than me these days on top of which I found out he's never ever been in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Never - Even - Been - There! Seriously, a more tragic circumstance in life can not be found. I invited him to come along so at least this one thing could be remedied in his life. As our bad luck would have it we were rained on from the minute we set foot on the trail. Being the troopers in life that we both are, we kept going, even when it turned to hail. To me Lake Mary is worth it. We ate cookies, climbed the fence, crossed the damn, and managed to get a few pictures. Even in the freezing evening rain it was calming and peaceful and felt like home. I feel better already.
6 years ago