When coffee ceased to be a goal for our morning walks, Tim and I began to take other hiking routes around our area. Today was the second time we took the route that involves crossing the county line. We started from the end of the Wilson Blvd. and onto a footpath that eventually joins Iron Point at Empire Ranch in Folsom. This is a very good walk except for the fact that we have to climb really steep hills twice! We tried to reverse our path by starting on the other end - Treviso Way but it was the same - we still had to climb up the same hills. These walks definitely make me want to take long hot showers afterwards.
Also, I have joined a hiking group of women from church. During the last two months we hiked on Salmon Falls Trails. I'm amazed to see bikers there considering that the road is rough, narrow, and steep. Our group has to stand in line at the side of the pathway for them to pass. And then there are runners who can manage to breathe and talk to us while running to pass us. We are the slow hikers but we talk fast while we walk. We go once a month and so far it has been fun. (It might be different in the summer when the weather is really hot.) These hikes makes me want to sit down and watch TV after my long hot showers.