I will say the weekend when my bestie was here went too fast but it was a really wonderful 48 hour visit. It is amazing the effect your best friend can have in such a short period of time. It was so hard seeing her go and I am not typically a very emotional person, but I cried the whole way home from the airport. I think it also had a lot to do with my new reality…..
When I had left to take her to the airport early that morning I had not slept a wink the night before and decided no hike for this weekend, but on the way home I started to feel so bad that I knew just getting out on the trail would help me turn it around at least a little.
We packed up quickly and headed out to Deer Creek. It was around 10AM when we started, and the parking lot was surprisingly empty for a late Sunday morning. I will tell you that I was also a little hung over, not so much because I drank too much but because I drank and got like 15 minutes of sleep the night before.
I just wanted to get in some exercise with beautiful views to clear my head and get a better perspective on life, this hike was perfect for that. We got in almost 9 miles with around 1700 total feet of elevation gain and we did it in record time at 2.5 hours. It really felt good to do so much in such a short period of time. The big shocker was how few people were out there with us, the day couldn’t have been more perfect for hiking this trail and so few people were enjoying it there. I hope they were enjoying it on another trail!
As always this trail is my favorite go to when time is short but a hike is necessary and this day was no different. Love you Deer Creek Canyon!