We've been to this trail before, a few years ago and I didn't like it that much. It was too dry & brown. So I wasn't too thrilled about going today but I definitely wanted to get away in nature and hang out with family from out of town.
I was very pleasantly surprised at how lovely and green it was. We hiked to the top of the first hill and the view was spectacular. We took time to sit and have some snacks. I realized I could see the cemetery and the area my mom is buried, in the distance beyond the canyon. At one point I laid on the ground to just breathe it all in. I needed to be centered and try to still my unsettled heart.
It was definitely not an easy hike. Uphill all the way to the first hill. I can't wait to go back for one of our next Friday Hike Days! Plus it was fairly local, Sycamore Canyon in Whittier.