A while ago (the days seem to run together now), I went on this great hike with my friend, Brittney, and her hiking group. During the summer, each week they pick a new hike with varying degrees of difficulty, and I was invited on the hike to Gillette Lake near the Bonneville Dam.
The day was perfect, not too hot but warm enough to walk in light layers and even wade in the water a bit. The best part, I have to say, was the campfire! My summer is not complete without a roasted hot dog and roasted marshmallows. Absolutely some of the best food!
At one point, I found myself alone on the trail and really took in everything that was going on in my life. It wasn't anything terribly profound or emotional but I took a few moments to remember how blessed I was. I got teary, laughed, and breathed in deeply...and continued walking on.