Another great dry hike when we were absolutely positively guaranteed to get rained on. This one was especially wonderful because of the atmospherics — 60 degree temp, strong wind high above in the treetops, deeply gloomy light, puddles everywhere, beautiful winter colors ….
Official head count: 10 hikers and one dog — it rained all the way from home to the trail head — it sprinkled while we were waiting around to start — but just as we stepped off the rain stopped, and never resumed.
I promised this trail looks especially good on a threatening day and it’s true – the scenery was just fantastic
everywhere you looked it was beautiful — the high point came when we abruptly hit a foggy area where it felt 20 degrees colder and the ground was covered with snow
a little later we came to an area of green ground cover — Take a photo, said Karin — I don’t do nature shots, I said — Fine, she said, fine FINE FINE …. and when I say ‘fine’ I don’t really mean fine — so I compromised and got our ladies to liven up the scene — I hope you can see the green on the ground
later Karin asked me to take another landscape — this time I just did it
this trail has more than its share of narrow wooden bridges — very slippery yesterday — I’m of two minds about them — they feel dangerous but they’re sort of fun too. We had one mishap — hiker was distracted by talking and didn’t duck low enough under a fallen log — he smacked his head on a vicious little spur sticking out.
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