A Reprieve from the Heat

My beloved is the mountains, And lonely wooded valleys, And resounding rivers, the whistling of love-stirring breezes, The tranquil night, At the time of rising dawn, Silent music, Sounding solitude, The supper that refreshes and deepens love – St. John of the Cross

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Just over an hour from home lies a lovely escape from the never-ending, sweltering Lake Havasu summer heat.  Blessings to Ted at Chase Bank for revealing this cooler by 20- degrees oasis to this new-to-the-area grandma.

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A couple nights in this cabin at the Hualapai Mountain County Park did this confined and restless Grandma some good! Did I mention the 80+ degree temps?  I’m in heaven.

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The park offers over ten miles of trails, with elevations ranging from 4984 to 8417 feet. My sidekick City Boy and I are all set to discover the trails.  We stopped at the Stonestep Overlook, elevation 6,850 feet,  for lunch before heading back down to the cabin.

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This girl stopped to check me out as I assessed another cabin (i.e, peeking in the window ).  Imagine my surprise being caught being nosy by a passing elk.

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Taking advantage of an early morning wake up.  I truly did not want to go home, back to the 110+ weather. Although I enjoy the desert and its solitude, I’m realizing now that “my beloved is the mountains.”

 

 

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