Discovering the Kootenays…

Well, though my photos this week do a dismal job of depicting where we are, they’re the best I have for now…

We got off our tandem this week and did the unconventional–  a HIKE together up Morning Mountain. IMG_20150808_173023982IMG_20150808_173323127_HDRIMG_20150808_173726486_HDR

It was too hot, too dry and I was too on the edge of coming down with a bad cold to appreciate it fully, but we did discover a possible reason for this trail’s name—best hiked in the morning in the cool of day.

 

The following day we got really unconventional and took to ‘half-bikes’ (otherwise known as singles, in the tandem world) and did a stretch of the Rail Trail.

  IMG_20150809_164259601_HDRIMG_20150809_152345976_HDRThat may be a first and last such ride until I get some shocks!  Twenty miles was a lot to tackle considering the terrain—and my impending cold…

 

Then, not one to pass up a hiking opportunity, the following day I straggled out of bed early to join some local gals from church for a hike.IMG_20150810_093105924_HDR  IMG_20150810_092913102
(The droopy green one on the left is me.)

 IMG_20150810_095804210It was super great to share our ‘stories’ and get to know each other over the five mile trek with a 1,400 mile elevation gain (Thanks Strava for letting me know!).

 

But upon arriving home I was ‘shot’—the cold had finally caught up with me, despite the high-90’s heat of summer.  I’ve been taking it easy ever since. And that’s been my week in the Kootenays!

–LS

“Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy…” Ps.103:2-4

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