We enjoyed a quiet and restful Sunday. A load of hiker clothes in the laundry and a quick run to the grocery were the only things that got us out of our chairs.
There were some great views today. The rock outcroppings provide fantastic vistas. The weather was great again today, as well. We started out a little cool with temps in the high 30s, but I soon shed my jacket and we ended up the day with temps in the low 60s and a light wind--just about perfect for hiking. Above 3500 feet the leaves are small still and don’t provide much protection from the sun. Have to be careful of sunburn.
We passed two shelters today; one at either end of the hike. They weren’t located well for a good meeting place for lunch so we just stopped where we met along the trail.
|The Three Ridges|
|Hanging Rocks Overlook|
We have an event coming up this weekend which I feel most of my readership may need some preparation. As a means of preparation, let me introduce the term “hiker trash”. Gene and I throw this term around at each other often when we do something that would seem a bit bohemian in a more civilized society. I had to use that term last night at dinner when Gene, Mr Hiker Trash, proceeded to butter and eat hotdog buns with his herb crusted fish, creamed spinach and wine. He informed me that true hiker trash would drink his wine out of the bottle (or box) not a glass.
That’s it for today. Enjoy the photos, but remember they can’t convey the wind whistling through the trees, the birds singing, the sweat in your eyes, or your throbbing feet.