When we moved here in 2015, I hiked almost every week. I loved it! I loved the serenity and the beauty of the trails. A particular trail, The Homestead Blue Ridge Trail in Winters, CA, I had wanted to hike on for some time. The pictures that I had seen from friends and other hikers were gorgeous and I wanted to see it for myself.
Since it was a 5 mile loop, there really was not a lot of navigation required or many things that could go wrong. I always carry a lot of supplies with me when I hike with my family and hiking alone was no different. Some might even suggest I carry too much but, I like to be prepared for anything.
My husband, who is also my hiking companion, had to work that day. My in-laws were in town that day so, I took the opportunity to go on a hiking adventure alone. This was my first time hiking alone but I felt fairly confident that I could complete it without an issue despite the fact that it was listed as “challenging”. [Read more…]