Sunday, August 3, 2014

Belles Canyon Hike

I read about a hike in Sandy, UT, not far from our house in the paper. Todd and I decided to check out Belles Canyon Hike on one of our date nights.

The first part of the hike is rather easy and ends at a small reservoir with several benches for hikers to sit and enjoy the view.  From there the trail get a lot harder and it's not very well marked. Luckily for us, there were a lot of people on the trail that evening who could direct us.

In the end, the view of the waterfall in front of us, and of the valley behind us was simply amazing.

I love hiking. I learn so much about myself and others while hiking, not only in conversation but by observing how they tackle difficult parts of the trail, whether they find enjoyment in the hike, or how focus are they on the destination.

I was inspired by a war veteran and his young son who we crossed on our way up. He had hiked the entire trail on crutches. With his left leg missing from the knee down, he navigated the rocky path with help from his son. The son could have been anxious to get moving, yet the two were happy and friendly in offering us directions and encouragement. What an example!