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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year part 2

A serendipitous change of plan this morning. Since J is free to hike all day tomorrow, I put off the Kinsol trestle until then. Decided instead to do something new in the New Year - explored - thoroughly explored - the Linely Valley.

Believe it or not, it took three hours and there's a lot of discovery yet to be made. I didn't even think about connecting to or from Lost Lake! At any rate, it's all rather exciting because it's a beautiful wilderness and it's right here in the middle of the city. I know that a huge section of the valley is still up for grabs and if the city has any smarts at all, it will be the one to do the grabbing.

The terrain is varied and the topography is beautiful. Abby and I had a super time in both the developed and undeveloped areas - so much still to see here. Must do the circuit around Cottle Lake. Perhaps next time we will start at Lost Lake and work our way down and around. Still so many ridges to explore as well. But after today I at least have an very good lay of the land.

Tomorrow a hike that will be at least twice as long.

Life is very good.

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