Trail #2 in Cifty Falls State Park is one of the most rugged trails in Indiana, suitable for a harsh winter experience even without snow. It begins with a steep descent into the canyon.
There we follow the creek, switching sides when needed. Occasional obstacles can easily be overcome.
The canyon walls make it clear that we have little choice otherwise.
What is a path anyway? Isn’t it just our choice of walking?
Frozen time passes, too, and makes us hasten forward.
Increasingly, the path becomes an illusion.
Well, it said very rugged in the park brochure. We have been warned.
While there might be no path, still there is a way.
What more could we have wished for?