But there's a trail race I want to do later this month. So, today, I dragged my husband out to a popular hiking/mountain biking trail to do a 5.5 loop just to see if we could do it.
Verdict: Success! We tripped over roots a few times, and the hills were a lot higher and steeper than I remember, but we made it back to the trailhead unscathed. It was fun and hard, and the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I am already feeling it in those unused muscles in my feet and legs.
I stopped a few times to take some pictures, because it was a gorgeous fall day:
|Most of the leaves are off the trees already.|
|Gorgeous yellow leaves.|
|Pretty river crossing.|
|It was only 3:30 or so when I took this, and the sun was already starting to get low. =(|
|Another pretty river crossing.|
|Up and down and up and down. Probably one of the hilliest trails in Southeast Michigan.|