Last year I hiked a total of 31 times, which was impressive considering our wedding and other craziness we dealt with. This year, I set my goal to 40, which seems like a lot but we’ve already been on 7 hikes just this year! 🙂
On Friday Chris had a half day, and it was 70 degrees, so we took a little trip up Flagstaff to check out Tenderfoot Trail. We may have done this trail once before, but we couldn’t remember. If we did- it certainly wasn’t as pretty as it was Friday! Clear skies, sunny. AH- my favorite. We do a lot of hikes that are pretty open, but my favorite hikes are (at least) partially in the woods.
This hike (the head at Realization Point) starts pretty wooded but within a 1/4 mile, this is your view popping out between the trees. I’ll take it.
It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen this view, I’m always taken aback. How can this just be a short 20 minute drive from our apartment??
After getting out of the “woods”, this is your view. Sometimes I can’t even deal with living here. How I don’t trip and fall down the mountains while hiking is beyond me. I mean, there has been a couple close calls…but can you blame me for not watching where I’m walking?
Admittedly we didn’t do the entire loop. We just hiked to the Divide Overlook and back, which I’m guessing was a total of (roughly) 2 miles. It seemed pretty flat, so we weren’t expecting the incline on the way back. It wasn’t too tough though, don’t let Beta fool you. She may seem distressed, but she loves it.
I do recommend this trail to everyone; It’s fairly easy, and gorgeous. Just make sure if you go on the weekend you get there earlier or in the afternoon due to parking on Flagstaff. I can’t wait to get back out there and try the whole loop!