I have this new friend who loves hiking and other outdoor adventures as much as me. We have been on so many hikes this past year that I have completely lost count, and the hiking shoes I bought just last year are pretty much worn out. I'm thinking I've put at least 350 miles on them... for real! If I posted about all of my adventures with her, this whole blog would pretty much be a hiking blog, but there are a few hikes that are pretty special and just need to be mentioned. One of them was Fossil Creek.
My friend got the permit, and we invited some other friends along, but it only ended up being me, her, and my sister-in-law, Kristen. I had been there before with my family, but the last time I was there, it was super crowded because it was a weekend and they hadn't implemented the permit system yet. Being the middle of the week this time, we almost had the whole place to ourselves! This was the first waterfall we came to...
This beautiful flower was just growing right there alongside our path, and it reminded me of Hawaii.
A little farther down, we came across some smaller falls. Still beautiful!
After an easy mile, we were at the crown jewel of the creek.
The water was cold, but it was a perfectly beautiful day, and we just had to get in. (Plus, we needed some GoPro footage!)
Me in my happy place. I have lots of them!