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It's time to set some new goals. In order to spend more time hiking, I will need to find a hiking group. When I worked in Colorado I hiked alone. This is not really a good idea. I picked well traveled routes and sometimes hiked on 4-WD roads instead of trails in the middle of the woods.
This summer I will be in Cody, WY. All of the brochures for Yellowstone suggest that it is best to hike in groups of 4 or more. Guided hikes seem to be my best option for Yellowstone and I am hoping that my job will give me the opportunity to meet some tour guides and maybe obtain some discounts.
If anyone reading this plans to be near Yellowstone this summer, please leave a comment or send an email.
North Rim Grand Canyon
Another goal for this year is to hike at the Grand Canyon, I am not planning a rim to river hike for this year. A day hike going part way down and back up is all I want to do for now. I wasn't able to get a job at the Grand Canyon this year, so I will probably be there in late September or early October.
Five years ago, at the end May 2009, my late husband and I had a fabulous vacation at the North Rim and several parks in Utah. He had 3 surgeries in less than a year and was facing another one. He questioned why I brought him to this place, where there were all of these healthy people hiking (we had talked with a couple older than us, telling us of all of their adventures). I was at my heaviest weight ever. I told him that we would both get healthy and come back in 5 years to hike below the rim. He died 4 months later. So, I feel that I still need to go back, it won't be in May, but it will be "5 years later". I have not decided if I will go back to the North Rim or go to the South Rim.
We were never really "hikers", we would go to parks and nature centers to walk, he enjoyed photography. We visited a few other National Parks, but never walked more than the short trails.
All of the photos in this post are from 2009.