Disappointment and Change


God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;he does great things beyond our understanding.He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth, ’and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour. So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.  Job 37:5-7 NIV         

            Snow season means exchanging my walking shoes for snowshoes with boots. Doesn’t it?  We went to a favorite trail in the “Women’s Forest” by Divide, CO. I hike this path at least twice a year, and I have taken and introduced many people to this intermediate distance trail.  My favorite thing in a hike is to have a loop.  How many of us want to go to the end and come back the same way?  This hike has three different loops.  But. There. Was. Little. Snow.  

            Most people think of Colorado and immediately think lots of snow. That is true in the mountains, but in the lower elevations, we always want and need more snow in the winter.  

Sometimes in the early winter, we have to drive an hour or two hours to find snow to play in. Yes, we have blizzards, and by April, I do not want anymore “white stuff”. We exchanged our planned snowshoe adventure and donned hiking boots and walked in packed snow, mud, and dirt trails.  Enjoying nature in white beauty with blue skies and stillness. 

Pikes Peak from Women’s Forest

Have you ever been disappointed in the ground conditions on a hike?  Flooded? Muddy? Dry?  What do you do to prepare for inevitable changing conditions for a hike? Changes in your life? How do you adapt and see beauty in the change?

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