Today was Sherpa duty day – Running with Shme through the hills of Mendon Ponds park. 14+ miles – and 3,000+ feet of elevation change – Nasty little park. In perspective – Last weeks 16 miler on roads that "seemed" hilly – - about 600 feet of elevation change… hmmm.
The day itself was beautiful – Clear as you could imagine blue skies – bright sun – calm winds – smooth as glass water on the ponds.
We were coming down from the hill at Devils Bathtub over to Hundred Acre pond – the trail is flat – smooth- and fast here – there is a drainage divider you cross over – it’s a perfect spot for sunrise photos/bird watching/relaxing.
right - about - here.
Well right there, as we came around the corner – We saw a man proposing to his new to be bride. Launched a stick into the pond for his dog – got to 1 knee – and boom. She was soooo excited - they both had dogs that were excited – We ran past them – I high fived them – and on we went with our run as she was gushing with happiness behind us.
We got engaged on the edge of Niagara Falls - We spend so much of our time out in nature – To me there can be no better place to express your love for someone than while out in nature. It feels right – dare I say "natural"?
Trail Love at it’s finest this morning – It was awesome – Glad to have witnessed it and forever be part of these strangers story as they retell about the guy TheY high fived out in Mendon Ponds on the day they got engaged.
So there you have it – Go explore – Maybe you will witness (or be a part of ) your own Trail love some day!!!