Another great morning on the trail when it was supposed to storm, but didn’t. I love it when the rain clouds are charging toward us on the radar, and then nothing happens — it’s silly, but you really do feel like you pulled something off.
Official head count: 21 hikers, five dogs
We’re coming into the cloudiest time of the year — it’s easy to let it get you down, but out in the woods the muted colors come across as subtle and lovely, not bleak or depressing.
As promised, beautiful scenery everywhere. This is one of my favorite spots ….
love the way the ground falls away on both sides of the ridge, everything about this short stretch feels wonderful. I like the side trail over to La Tourelle too
normally I don’t photograph the hikers from the rear, but it seems to work in this case.
It started to rain lightly toward the end, but it was so mild and lovely out we hardly noticed. Sometimes in the past we’ve heard gun shots on this walk, but none this time.
I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the time or trying to speed up or slow down as we got near the end — but somehow we finished in just about precisely two hours — pretty good without trying!
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