Unfortunately, the past few months have flown by, and my summer to-do list has somewhat morphed into my fall to-do list.
How is 2016 rapidly coming to a close? I have no idea.
Anyway, one hobby I really wanted to get back into was hiking. My husband and I used to go all the time when we first started dating, but life and responsibilities get in the way, and we haven’t gotten out much this year. So, when our friends invited us out for a Sunday afternoon hike at Governor Dick near Mount Gretna, we were more than happy to accept, especially since we had never been there.
We parked a little further down from the observation tower and hiked about three miles before we arrived. This was not a tough hike, there were a few climbs, but it was more of a pleasant walk in the woods, which was fine by me. Of course, I still managed to faceplant, which should not surprise anyone, but I only bruised my ego.
The trails were greatly maintained, and I was sad that we didn’t bring our dog to tag along, it would have been a great trail for dogs that like longer walks. Once we made it to the tower, we had to climb up several old, metal ladders to get to the top of the observation tower. The views from up there were amazing, and we could see for miles and miles. There were plenty of park benches, and we wished we would have thought to bring lunch, it would have been a nice addition to the day.
We hung out for a bit before making the trek back down. The hike back to the car was pretty uneventful, it always feels much longer on the way back, doesn’t it?
If you’re looking for a different, easier-paced hike, definitely take a hike up to the tower. It’s the perfect season now, so get there before the snow comes.