This fall weather absolutely could not be more perfect. I was so happy to wake up yesterday to the temperature being in the 40's. It had definitely been long awaited. One reason I love the cooler weather is because it's our favorite time to pick back up on our hiking. It's a little too hot for us to do a whole lot of hiking in the summer. And I cannot stand the amount of ticks out in the warmer months. I am not a fan of picking them off of Dexter. Gross.
Needless to say, yesterday morning was a first of many that we will be exploring new terrain. We first heard of Lula Lake from a friend earlier this year. We've been waiting to go ever since. The area is only open to the public twice a month, on the first and last Saturday of each month.
We ended up using the provided trail map, which really was not much help. I'm sure it was for most people. However, we were easily distracted. More than once we walked right past specific trails we were trying to find. It worked out better for us in the end though. We found a great overlook and ended up on the Adventure Trail. It was just the type of trail Cagney likes, full of terrain and elevation change.
There were around six miles of trails to hike. We didn't make it to all the trails and never made it to the lake. They were having some type of event at the lake for their 20th anniversary. We thought it would be best to stay on the road less traveled so Dexter wouldn't have to be on the leash. He doesn't want to be on his leash. He's a wild animal.
We did make it to the falls. It was a beautiful sight to see. And Dexter couldn't have been happier to see water, even if it was freezing. Which we can attest to because Dexter thinks it's fun to shake cold water on us. It is not.
It was a great morning to a great weekend. I just love days like these. We hope the weather next weekend is just as nice so we can hike it up first thing Saturday morning. Although, I know the forecast isn't looking so good. A girl can hope.