gorgeous balmy morning along upper Six Mile Creek
an adventure! the creek we always walk down was too full, so we had to climb the infamous steep hill right away, in a spot where it’s quite a bit longer and steeper — extremely slick mud under the perpetual dead leaves — I had on clunky stiff-soled shoes — couldn’t get traction — periodically sliding backwards — I ended up crawling on my hands and knees and clawing my way up by my fingertips — the toughest hill climb I’ve had to do in many years — fun!
official head count: 16 hikers, eight dogs
20 of us also hiked up this watershed Saturday, on the other side of the creek — walking here two days in a row really makes you realize what an amazingly varied, delightful, beautiful and wild place this is
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