|The lichen Usnea longissima hangs from a Neckera covered Maple tree (Acer macrophyllum)|
It rained for most of our hike but the skies turned blue at the end of our hike and we enjoyed tea time at a mostly dry picnic table after our hike. We saw four other people up there today.
It's the end of the month and I was able to stick to my budget really well, so I bought myself a new backpack today. It is a ULA brand Circuit. I will use it for backpacking trips and I will retire my Gorill@ pack to day trips only, but first I'm going to make some modifications to it. I intend to get rid of the clips on the top and turn my pack into a roll top. I will lose the top pocket by doing that though..
2.5 miles 300 feet elevation gain 200 calories
|Little Red Riding Hood's Grandma (?) enjoys the new bridge. |
Watch out for the big bad wolf.
|Crossing a smaller creek in the rain|