They say necessity is the mother of invention. For my part, I have found that we often overlook what is right in front of us. Not having a horse trailer has eliminated the possibility of my traveling to known bridle trails or parks, but I am discovering a wealth of trails local to me! Wings and I headed out today with the intention of checking out another old house (haha I'm slightly obsessed) and accidentally stumbled upon a trailhead just behind it.
It has been kept up and went way back! The crazy part though is that it, literally, turned into a maze. Every 30 or 40 feet another trail would split off and then another, and another. After a while I got turned around and realized I wasn't quite sure of the way back. I decided to turn around the stick to what seemed to be the most well traveled trail, but it was starting to get dark and I'd left my cell phone at home (something I never do), so I was starting to get a little worried.
For once I was glad that Wings is always so focused on going home...he knew the way as well or better - as it turned out - than I. At the same time he was very good about "taking my suggestions" and wasn't overly pushy. At one point he hesitated and kept looking down one of the trails and I realized that he was right - and that it was the way home!
The sun was setting as we reached the main road and headed home.
The rest of our ride was pretty unincidental. There was, however, an unusually high volume of traffic on the roads and I got both complimented and flipped off by different drivers within 5 minutes of each other, lol. Comes with the territory I guess!
Wait for the green light!
I'm honestly not sure how far we went, because I don't have GPS and it's pretty hard to track trails via satellite, but I think it's safe to say it was somewhere between 5.5 and 6 miles:)
Thunder: 56.8 miles
Wings: 34.1 miles