8 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •
A lot changed in the world between this hike and my last.
Faced with uncertainty whether we should hike together or not, a few of us decided we could still practice social distancing on the trail.
With one ankle injury among us, we opted for the flatness of the Deschutes. It was a gorgeous day - snow juxtaposed with spring blossoms. We all had heavy hearts but enjoyed each others company (at a distance.)
It was hard not to hug my friends goodbye at the end of the hike, especially not knowing when we will get to hang out again. I have a feeling many of us will find solace on the trail in the coming weeks and months.