January's Hike: Reflections


Weather conditions dictated where we hiked this month. There was a little too much snow on many of our favorite trails and temperatures up toward the ski basin definately got my attention.

So what better place to hike in the dead of winter than a river when the Gospel lesson for the day was Jesus' baptism in the river Jordan. For us it wasn't the river Jordan but rather the Santa Fe River, such as it is in January. We hiked the dry river bed near the San Ysidro crossing and although it was cold and breezy the sun was bright and we had a wonderful time sauntering along. This was also an urban hike as there are homes on either side of the river at that point which are in the historic Agua Fria district of Santa Fe.

Winter hiking can be a challenge but those who came were prepared and we are looking forward to continuing throughout the winter. Weather conditions will continue to dictate where we can go for a least another month or two but please make plans to join us.

Also, stay tuned for details about our possible snowshoe hike and a Lenten Bible study using the Green Bible. I'll be sure to get the word out to you as plans for these develop. In the meantime please be sure to invite your friends to our outings!

Lastly, I am working on an online survey of sorts to help me better plan our activities for the coming year so please be on the lookout for that and please help me by filling it out.

Thanks and many Blessings for the New Year,

Jon+

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