We had fun beating out the sound of war drums. Who knew what unexpected fun we would find on a random Friday morning adventure?
Just for fun, it seemed like now was a good time to turn off our flashlights and see what the cave was really like. It was utterly and completely black. The darkness was palpable.
In those early morning hours, the sun made the wild wheat and dry flower stalks look more like woven gold. Under the shadow of trees, we began to notice how pretty the summer landscape really was when it was out of the harsh midday light.
On Independence Day, to be able to find a well-marked and naturally beautiful trail that’s completely secluded is no small feat.
There were nooks and crannies, birds and bats, and even a window looking out onto tall hollyhocks growing against the side of the mountain.