October Hike: Reflections

What an absolutely picture perfect fall day to worship the Holy on the trail! The fall colors were nearing their peak on Big Tesuque Trail this morning, it was warm in the sun and decidedly cool in the shade - in other words it is fall in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. And being the feast day of St. Francis we blessed our canine hiking companion of the day Tucker, the wonderful old gentleman yellow lab you see headed out of the frame in the photo above.

This was our third or forth time this year to hike Big Tesuque Trail which has afforded us the opportunity to see the way things have progressed and changed throughout the year. For some of us it has seemed not unlike a labyrinth experience - it is the same path/trail but never the same twice.

As we move now toward the colder months we will continue to hike in all but the worst weather and as I announced yesterday I will begin bringing my "pocket rocket" cook stove to boil water and we can each bring a trail worthy mug and our favorite tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc.

I look forward to seeing you on the trail soon and blessings to you all,


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