A travelogue of a ordinary white out day....
The day started as many others have recently.
Hunter and I home alone.
I tried to wake up her up to enjoy some outdoor camaraderie. But my efforts, as usual, were futile.
So I went to the white house, aka the Temple instead.
Was feeling a bit woeful about the fact that I was alone and had no one to do anything with when I ran into two members of my ward working in the temple. It's good to feel familiarity and friendship just when you need it most. Typically, I am a loner and have no problem functioning solitarily. Sometimes I just need a little reassurance that I'm not alone.
And there I heard the chandeliers tinkling, something I've heard the local natives talk about.
And then I decided to make an impromptu trip to Zion.
I had a few hours of daylight and thought I might try to hike Angel's Landing.
But then as I was approaching Walter's Wiggles...there was a dead baby deer in the path. She had slipped on some ice from a cliff above and landed right on the trail.
And then Walter's Wiggles were icy. And going up them was scary enough. When I got to Angel's Landing it was covered in white as well so rather than take my chance with 1,000 foot vertical drops like the deer, I figured I'd scare myself enough just getting back down the Wiggles.
Feeling unaccomplished, I thought I'd foray to the east side of the park and look for some Big Horned sheep. Navigating through somewhat icy roads, I got a pay off. I saw two baby sheep.
So, for a white out day....it wasn't a shut out.
1. Got to go to THE white house.
2. Beat my personal best time...and everyone else I encountered on the trail to Scout's Overlook.
3. Made it down safely.
4. Enjoyed hiking without sweating or being too cold. Perfect temps.
5. Saw some of my favorite non-human species.
6. Didn't allow myself to wallow in self-pity.
End of white out travelogue.