Shyla and I have been loving our morning rides. They've been sunny and spring-like but there's still a chill in the air. Shyla loves the cool air.
In our quest to stay away from coyotes, ridges are great. They give expansive views of the mountains.
I feel so lucky that we have great places to be outdoors within minutes of our house. Our general area has become a magnet for restless people who are looking for places to go hiking or do other outdoor activities (even with a "stay at home" order). To be honest, it's driving me nuts - I'm staying in my neighborhood but I can't stay away from people if they all flock here. It's worst on weekends when our road seems to be a hundred times more traffic than I've ever seen it. And, every trailhead is jam-packed with visitors.
That means that we "hide" on weekends, going to places that your average visitor will never find. Aside from the virus risk associated with crowds, Shyla falls apart on trails with lots of people. She can be courageous at first but then she starts hiding off-trail. I want to join her in this corona virus age.
As an aside, we have tried some behavioral meds to help Shyla with her anxiety. None have made a meaningful difference yet.
This is one place that we both love where Shyla doesn't get at all anxious. We saw no one on the bike ride to get there. We relaxed in the sun, took some photos, and smiled at the view.