December 13, 2018

Hiking Roper Lake State Park in Arizona

I had a lovely day hiking trails around the lake and up into the nearby mesa. I enjoyed throughly the mix Of rough terrain and easy strollling. This campground has several lovely picnic areas for day visitors, but there were not many people in the campground. Just a few day hikers and local dog walkers.

Early in the morning I spent some time watching the birds on the lake. I began to wish that I had a bird identification book with me because there were so many different kinds. But then I gave myself permission to just enjoy them without having to name and categorize them. They really seemed to know how to gently greet the day and just have a time of socialization with all the other birds. I recognized that was what I was enjoying also – just quietly being.