Minnekhada Regional Park had been on my hiking list since we started making hiking plans during the later months of autumn. However, due to plans falling through or bad weather, my friends and I were never able to make the short journey to the area. Luckily, I was able to wrangle the fiancé into joining me one fine weekend and these pictures were the happy result.
The view from the high knoll.
If you are searching for an easy hike, this trail comes highly recommended for hiking newbies. We found that this park provided a lovely view with minimal physical exertion; something that my significant other, who isn't as enthusiastic about difficult hikes as I am, greatly appreciated. Also, be prepared to share the trail with young families and other couples-- we often encountered intrepid young'uns meandering their way through the trail with their parents not far behind.
The gorgeous walk through the marshland.
I honestly cannot wait to do more hikes in the near future; every time I look through my photo albums, I'm overwhelmed by the urge to drop everything and go explore some new trail. Sadly, I must heed reality-- that is, work, school. and my health. Since before hiking the Black Tusk, my knee has been giving me some problems whenever I have tried to run as my usual pace (and, as someone who has run for over 10 years, I am used to running at quite a pace). As a result, I must sadly rest until I can face an entire day of hardcore hiking without injury. Until then, I'm happy to say that I've been keeping up with my goal of working out regularly at the gym (5-6 times a week). Quick update: I'm currently squatting 125 lbs. and deadlifting 155 lbs. (#gainz). You might be able to tell that I'm pretty happy with my progress!
Speaking of goals, how have you been keeping up with yours?