We set out for an adventure on this warm and beautiful day. Rather than follow the well-marked trail, we went off in a southwesterly direction, climbing up and skirting the base of cliffs and rocky ridges. There were many wonderful rock formations, large boulders, and gnarled trees.
Footing was fairly treacherous in many parts, with steep drops in case we got careless. Near the end we had to scramble up and over a rock slide, almost on all fours, to get to the top of the mesa. But the views were extraordinary!
With nary another soul to be seen, other than the soaring resident ravens, the stillness and solitude were deeply nurturing, and as always the magnificence of nature uplifting and inspiring.