Off to begin my adventure I have one quest on my mind. Hike Ice Lake. From the trail description and pictures it seemed like the kind of place that would be a challenge to take a bad picture. I drove past Silverton and up toward the parking area to the trailhead. The weather seemed a bit questionable. I didn't start entirely early and left my self vulnerable to potentially early afternoon thunderstorms. Another couple, wary of the conditions, asked me if I knew the forecast. I didn't. Oh well, off I go! The trail was pleasant and steep with some long pretty waterfalls to view off the bat. I really enjoyed the view from the top of one of these main waterfalls but didn't spend too much time up there. Just enough time for a selfie of course.
I had a really nice time catching up with Jenna, she told me about her 100 mile bike ride to from Durango to Silverton AND BACK! You go girl. And it's nice to know I have someone in the area to go and visit. Except not in the winter. The snow isn't my thing. Sorry.
Sunday came around and with that came the end of my adventure. All that was left between me and my Sparrow was a thirteen hour drive. I split one five-hour energy drinks into thirds and it kept me fully alert the entire drive. The worst part was boredom but I managed well enough.
Another solo adventure in the books. My recent solo travels have been amazing and unforgettable experiences. A great start to my 26th year alive. I foresee more of this thing happening. I see myself growing, learning, and maturing. Realizing how short our time on Earth is and there isn't any time to waste. If you're reading this and wishing you could have an opportunity to travel, relax, and experience new things. Don't wait. Go y'all. Vitalize your life with adventure! Go somewhere you've never been. Somewhere you've always wanted to go. Even if it's brief. Even if it's not all encompassing. Everyone owes it to themselves. Ask yourself honestly if it's a reality or you're just making excuses. Then forget the excuses and GO!!