Hike 37: ヒーラ トレイル Gila Trail

ヒーラ トレイルはスノーキャニオン州立公園内で多分最も長いトレイルです。 Gila trail is one of the longest trails in Snow Canyon State Park.

私たちはすでに南半分を歩いているので、今回は北の入り口から入り、日没までの2時間、往復6.5kmを歩きました。 We have already hiked the south end and middle of the trail before. This time, we started hiking from the north. We had only two hours until sunset. It was a 4 mile roundtrip hike.

もう毎日氷点下の日が続きます。だから日陰の雪は溶けません。 The snow on the trail hasn’t melted in shady places because we have had below freezing nights and cold daytime temperatures recently.

チョイアが光を浴びて気持ちよさそう。 A Cholla cactus looks happy getting sunlight.

遠くには雪で覆われたパイバレーマウンテンが見えます。 We saw the snow covered Pine Valley Mountains from a far distance.

渓谷内はもう暗くなっていましたが、それでもいい眺めです。 The inside of the canyon was already dark, but the view was still great to me.

帰り道もルンルンと半分走っていました。でも景色に見惚れて、前のめりにドーンと転んでしまいました。 I was enjoying it very much simply being there. I was running on and off, but fell forward onto the ground hard while looking at the fascinating view.

カメラを持っていなくてよかった! I am glad I didn’t have my camera.

携帯が一番大きな打撃を受け、右のつま先と膝と手のひらを打撲しました。 My cell phone got the most damage, and I got a bruise on my right toe, knee, and palm.

そんな怪我をしてもなお、楽しい夕暮れのハイキングでした。 It was *still* a fun sunset hike although I hurt myself.

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