It took my 24 minutes to the parking lot and 20 minutes back. I'll be counting this as a longer trek for this week, will do something shorter tomorrow.
It occurred to me that this type hike is what feeds me. Viewing and feeling and absorbing the natural beauty. On my way home I popped in Leonard Cohen's CD again and knew I was indulging in another type of food for my soul. Altogether an enriching hike and drive home.