We had our first annual "WIND GOES" event. It is when WIND hits the road for a new adventure!
The G is for growth
O is for openness
E is for Energy
S is for Strength!
Our concentration was on hiking and art.
Friday evening our chef made us a delicious pot of soup! We had a wonderful evening of openness and sharing - thank you all for being you!
Saturday morning was very cool and windy - but we ventured out and did a 5 1/2 mile hike on a trail that was very uphill and rocky, where we were on the ledge and then back into the forest and then up another hill. In all, according to fit bit, we did 118 flights of stairs! It was very empowering to climb and breathe and climb to reach the end of the trail.
I can see hiking different trails bring new skill sets...as well as hiking in different weather. The windchill was very cold this day high on the ridge! Each time we stopped, we would feel a chill setting in with our heated bodies. So you can't dilly dally along the way!
My hiking buddies for the first day!!! Badass girls!
We relaxed with Art after the hike. We did a progressive painting, where each of us added something to the picture, rotating it until we filled the white space. This was so fun, we will be doing this again at our first November WIND meeting!
I totally love how this one turned out!
And, then we added words.
On day two we headed out for another hike, bumping into a young female moose who was strolling along the highway. I hope she finds her way to a moose community soon!
Our second hike was so different from our first day. Still very chilly and windy, but this one was deep in the forest with less uphills. Near the lake was a forest of tall trees and pine needle path, a rushing river along side the trail. This was one of my favorite stretches!
This tree was dressed in what appeared to be frilly orange scarves....or lace.
The fungus was wild on the trail...
A wonderful hike of 7.2 miles and 38 flights of stairs! I truly enjoyed this slower pace flatter hike! Even if it was longer it felt much shorter!
Trees and rock getting along so well!
My hiking partners on the second day!!!
Hiking makes us smile, fills us with great energy of calming nature essence!