This week I joined quite a few new groups. For some reason I have a habit of getting to know a lot of people, maybe it's my political science major from college, or maybe it's just my enjoyment of getting to know others. Either way, I find it very helpful for my growth here on Steemit. Finding new projects to support, helping new people on the platform, and staying encouraged through the ups and downs of Steemit.
Health Benefits of Walking
As I found my way to finally join @steemusa, I finally followed one of my favorite Steemians, @Tattoodjay who I've "known" since coming on Steemit. He's encouraged a lot of us from baby planks to who we've become today. For many he gave us our first @tipu and possibly our first @steembasicincome. Wherever I go, I seem to run into Tatt (as I call him), and he is one of the big honchos over there.
Quote by Tatt:
"This was on a recent visit to Walnut beach at sunrise, was quite a beautiful morning, and I got the shot at this angle to capture the beach line, the rock Cairns in the foreground and the rising sun and Charles Island in the background."Photo by @tattoodjay
Well, Tatt created this great Wednesday Walk initiative that just gets people out of their house and to take a photo. Instead of just sitting at home typing on Steemit all day or working from home, this helps to get some activity and an opportunity for us to use our camera. Did I mention Tatt is a photographer? Although, he says he's only an amateur he takes fantastic photos.
Recently, I happened to take a drive then walk around Brainard Lake, Colorado, and of course I had to share it with my Steem Fam.
Summer Map of Brainard Lake
One thing I love most about Colorado is the enchanting feeling I get when I go for a walk. How everything lives naturally in most parts of this state. Throughout my travels experiencing this type of beauty has not happened often and its always a breathtaking experience.
Let me just clarify one thing about Wednesday Walk, Tatt's initiative is to just go out into your backyard or a walk around the block. The walk I took was just something I happened to have done in my spare time.
Photos taken by @eaglespirit
Colorado State parks says the following about this area:
Set in a glacially-carved valley, the Brainard Lake Recreation Area is the most popular destination on the Boulder Ranger District. Expect 1-2 hour traffic delays to enter this area on weekends (there is no bypass route for campers with reservations). This line of vehicles can be up to a mile long at times.
Fortunately, I went during the week so there wasn't too much traffic and I was able to enjoy this walk free of too many people.
As I walked around the bend of the lake. What do I see -- as much as I could anyway since it was getting very windy and a bit chilly -- a great view of the lake and The Continental Divide.
The wildlife is abundant with plenty of fish, moose, deer, mountain lion and bear. An ecological study has been in process by the United Nations since 1980. I'm not sure how I feel about that one, having the United Nations delving and researching on American soil makes my hair stand on edge, but I'll leave that issue alone for now.
Let us continue on this wonderful walk ...
There are four main trails in the area but I chose Mitchell Trail for the smaller lake and view of the continental divide. Also, I love to see the wildflowers during this time of the year.
There's even these beautiful little waterfalls everywhere and while sitting in the sun you can just enjoy a quite moment meditating or relaxing.
So, if you are looking to step up your game by not sitting in front of the computer all day (being a non-stop Steemian). Take some time to breathing a little bit of fresh air once in awhile, maybe even lose a few pounds. I highly suggest you take on this Wednesday Walk initiated by @Tattoodjay.
This was a gorgeous walk I took and an initiative I plan on supporting every Wednesday. As always, if you have any comments, I always love reading what you have to say!
Thank you for stopping by to read my blog. I’m a Certified Indian Blood member of the Hopi & Apache Native American tribes, Reiki Master-Teacher, Medicine woman in-training, paralegal, researcher, and writer based in the mountains of Colorado, USA. I work closely with fellow planktons and minnows in a few groups by helping them adjust to Steemit and curate quality content. I’m especially interested in finding others who love natural medicine originating from ancient practices, gold and silver, and energy work. Additionally, I'm the creator of #MedicineCardMonday and #FreedomFriday, so if you are interested in receiving a Native American blessing stop by my blog every Monday to say hello!
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