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WotD: Charlestown State Park

For the past couple of months I’ve been wanting to visit Charlestown State Park, and this weekend seemed like the perfect time to visit. The park is about 30 minutes from our apartment so it kinda felt like a mini-trip which was nice.

Both of us aren’t in the best of shape and so we opted for the easiest trail, which was Trail 7. However, to get to trail 7, you also have to do about 1/2 mile of Trail 3. Trail 3 was labeled as a moderate trail. I never know what that really means because it seems subjective. It didn’t look that bad on the map, it’s just 1/2 mile. It’ll be fine.

 

Charlestown State Park Map

Off we go!See? This isn’t so bad!

We were happily surprised that this trail was paved especially given the rain we’ve had recently. We were also beginning to notice this trail is downhill, and all we can see ahead of us is downhill. This is fine for now but we jokingly said it was going to suck coming back. I personally didn’t think much more about it because I was too busy snapping photos.¬†Trail 7 was definitely worth the trip because there are so many pretty things once we got there. These are just a couple photos:


^^ This was my favorite picture from the hike!

As we came back around to where we began Trail 7, we could either finish Trail 3, or go back the way we came. We were already feeling the results of going down hill for about 1/2 mile and so we opted for less mileage and go back up that damn hill.

That photo was only one part of the hill and really doesn’t do it justice for the ridiculousness that it was. We had to stop multiple times because it was *intense*. It turns out that that short 1/2 mile, that I didn’t think would be that bad, was equivalent to 25 flights of stairs. This was literally me:

It was super challenging but we did it! I think we might even try to do it once a month. What are you doing to treat yourself well?