Today Blakely and I hiked Evergreen Mountain. The day started off gorgeous with a light breeze and sunshine. It must have been pretty relaxing between the shade of her canopy and the rocking motion from climbing up the trail, because Blake fell fast asleep.
Listening to the grasshoppers chirp, watching the chipmunks banter and play; I thought of how disconnected we are from whats real. Constantly submersed in our phones, distracted by the TV; all while these simple, gem of moments pass us by. About then I heard little baby snoring and my day was made. 🙂
At the summit you can see Mt. Evans and I could see a storm making its way toward us. It’s a beautiful sight to see a storm moving from a mountain peak. Like a wall of water in the sky, gradually inching its way toward you. You’d think there’s some fairy-tale type magic waiting for you on the other side.
Blakely and I played for awhile, but shortly started the hike down hoping to beat the storm. About halfway down, the sprinkles started and the rain came. When the rain finally stopped, Blakely was dry underneath her waterproof canopy, but of course I wasn’t so lucky. As we got to the car I couldn’t help but laugh at what a perfect metaphor I had just experienced.
Sometimes in life it rains. We see the storm coming, but instead of sitting back and taking it in we get consumed with how to avoid it. Storms come into our lives, but they always pass. Never permanent, always temporary. When you feel as if you’re caught in a storm and your life is spiraling like a hurricane out of control; remember that you will land safely. The storm will pass and there is sunshine waiting for you on the other side. So keep your head up and play in the rain. Rainbows and sunshine are just around the bend.
Evergreen Mountain Trail is about 4.5 miles with just over 800 feet in elevation gain. The trail is well maintained, but pretty rocky in areas. It seemed like a challenge for me today, but overall I would say its moderate difficulty. There’s plenty of room for dogs to run if you have pets. For more information on the hike, click the link below.