I love watching waterfalls and their constant stream that seems to never end. -
But, it would end if the source of the falls/river wasn’t refilling. The same is true with how we pour our energy out to other people. Investing in people, helping people, and being there for people are all amazing things but it’s important to also make sure you’re taking time to fill up as you pour out. Running yourself ragged, without taking the time and creating the space for rest will begin to take its toll. -
So remember to take the time you need to regain your energy and come back to the people that need you with more to invest than ever before. -
“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” - Spurgeon
This was probably one of my favorite hikes this past summer because I don't get out to the Mt Baker area as much as I would like to (long drive and hard to time out decent weather there) and it truly is such a gorgeous area to explore. Our plan was to complete our original trail and then on the way back we would branch off down to this gorgeous turquoise blue lake that we knew you could see from the main trail based off trip reports and others have gone to it as well...problem is we couldn't see it at all because of socked in fog and even on the way back to the trailhead we couldn't see it even though it had cleared a little. Luckily we had screenshotted trip reports and were able to find the general idea of where it was located, started off down what looked like a narrow little path from the main trail and hoped for the best.
I absolutely loved this hot spring in the Alvord Desert because you can control the heat and keep it nice and toasty your whole soak! In fact sometimes it got too hot in there which is even better when the weather is below the 20s! We were surprised that there were 3 other small groups here during Thanksgiving and the bad weather but it was still very quiet & private, especially since we picked a campsite way in the back against the playa and were the only ones camped back there. You can camp on the playa for free but when it's wet from rain or snow it isn't advisable to go out there since it gets crazy muddy and your car can get stuck so if you're coming out here and run into bad weather the Alvord Hot Springs is a good alternative to camp at.