The daunting task of Heart Attack Hill.

A nice trail with a bad name

Yesterday,my husband and I returned to Dash Point #statepark. Unlike previously when we were at the #Skimboarding competition,  there was no crowd of cheering fans. It was a relatively calm day. Very peaceful, so I planned to check out the many trails there.

Once parked, I did a 180 and headed in the opposite direction of the beach. I was going to hike the trails instead. I had my route plotted and my midland in hand (in case I needed to call my husband.)

 

DSC_0036By the time I began my walk, the sun was out and beaming through the trees. I was happy to have the sunlight, as I had my camera and got many photos.

The first half of the trail started out fine. I had gotten the Thames Creek trail done easily on another day trip, so this time was no problem. Next I followed the #Outbound trail for 0.35 miles. This is where we had to stop on our last trip.

I continued up, my next part was the daunting #HeartAttackHill. As I came to the fork in the trail that separated to two different trails, most other hikers took to the slightly shorter Boundary trail. As I headed to my destination, another hiker jokingly asked if I were sure I wanted to take that trail. I told him and his wife I was going to try.

I was a little concerned as I hadn’t seen any other hikers coming this way. But on the other hand, a majority of them were families with small children. As I continued on the sound of the creek faded, as did the sound of other hikers. I could still hear birds chirping and the sunlight through the trees was very beautiful.Unfortunately,  my midland stopped working.

This part of the trail, which I had thought would be such a challenge,  was only mildly challenging. Greatfull that I wasn’t feeling as tired as I thought I would, and not having a heart attack,  Thank goodness, I made my way to another fork. This divided into the IMBA trail and the Log jam trail. I look at my map and decided to go back towards the beach. The #Logjamtrail was full of curves but was no more difficult than Heart attack hill. I did come across one biker during this time, and one other hiker. But no one else seemed to take this particular challenge that day.

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Once back on Boundary trail, making my way back was a snap. I had easily drank both the bottled waters my husband insisted I take with me, before I hit boundary the second time. Soon I heard the rush of water in Thames creek and the giggle of children and the chatter of other hikers as I got closer to the beach.

I met up with my husband and we had a nice lunch. I told him about how beautiful it was and he agreed to go next time. I absolutely love trails and the quiet up there, but the best part was still walking on the beach holding my husbands hand. It was all in all a very pleasant day. I hope all of yours was as well. #mybestlife

 

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