We had an adventurous weekend that included a 12 mile round trip hike to see Lake Sylvia in Northern CA. We packed our backpacks on Friday night so we could leave early on Saturday. Natural peanut butter and low sugar strawberry jam on whole grain bread were perfect for backpacking on a warm summer day. Our son David was in charge of this hike as he had been on it before and was excited to share it with us.
As soon as we hit the Desolation Wilderness the landscape changed. This rugged rock trail was not easy on the feet. We had to watch every step we took and it slowed us down. At this point we pulled out our walking poles for stability!
We crossed paths with this dog who was also back packing! His owners had spent the night at the lake and they were hiking back out. They told us he was carrying out some of their extra stuff as he had packed in his own food but had eaten it all. Lucky for him he doesn’t have to pack in water – he can drink out of the streams.
This was our view as we ate our lunch. The water on Lake Sylvia was like glass. It was so peaceful.
After lunch we had to perform a little boulder hopping in order to get to the other side of the lake. Last month our son and his friends climbed up that steep hill in the background that is all boulders so they could reach the summit of near by Pyramid Peak. Youth!
It was a 12 mile round trip hike, not the longest hike we have gone on but it sure was a tiring one! We left our home at 7:00 am and didn’t get back until 9:00 pm. All the rocks and boulders were tough on the feet. My post surgery foot is still recovering from it!
To keep comfortable in the heat of the day we used these Perfect Cooling Towels that daughter Katy and her husband Esau gave hubby Tom. You get them wet and hang or tie them around your neck and they keep you cool for hours. They offer UPF 45 protection, wick away moisture and are machine washable. Costco sells a double pack of them. We also saw them for sale at the CA State Fair. When the cloth starts to get dry you just get it wet again and the cooling keeps going. You could use these for working in the yard, the gym, bike riding or any outdoor activity. These cooling towels really work!
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