This weekend my family and I went camping up Big Cottonwood Canyon here in Utah. As one of the activities on our camp out, we decided to hike up to Doughnut Falls. As we hiked up the trail I couldn't help but think how impossible the journey would have been 150 lbs. ago. I was able to enjoy the climb as I walked with my boy, Jeffrey, up the trail. I never would have done this a year ago. Take away the difficulty level and I still wouldn't have wanted to go on the hike.
|Donut FallsLength: Up to 3.5 miles out and back|
I was able to have long talks with my son and the moments we we able to bond together will remain in my mind forever. Because of a choice to be healthy, I was able to have moments with my son that would have otherwise never happened. You can't buy moments like that. In a very real way, cheeseburgers, fries, soda, pizza, corn dogs .... all of these were what I had been choosing over moments like these for so long. I am blessed to have realized what I was giving up before it was too late to change.
|My boy Jeffrey my hiking buddy|
|The Badgers go camping at The Spruces|
|Beautiful Jordanelle in the morning|
|Caught a beautiful Rainbow Trout 16.5 inches|