Thursday, December 22, 2011 – Bear Creek Road to Cherry Creek – The Gila National Forest
My Godson Pat came in from Los Angeles for Christmas and since he was game to be part of my challenge, we drove up to Bear Creek Road and walked it until it turned into a path and then down a slope until we hit Cherry Creek. We walked along the creek just to make 2 dogs very happy. The crunching of the snow and the bubbling of the brook was lovely.
Pat told me about his “Tough Mudder” experience. The past few hikes have felt like a tough mudder to me! I may have to try one of those – they sound like too much fun!
He was a real trooper; he only had on sneakers and light pants but he never complained about the cold, ankle deep snow. He even talked me into running up the last hill in the snow, just to get it over with! And so we did!
1.67 miles / 2 hours
26 down / 74 to go