Hike Distance: 7.1 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1707.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1777 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 190792 feet
When I started getting close to the parking area I began to get worried. The trees were being battered by the wind! At this point, I thought I would head out anyway. There were some sheltered areas but as soon as I got out in the open the wind was brutal. Walking into the wind was very difficult, and I had to turn around and go backwards at times. I estimate the wind gusts were 50+ mph, and I felt pushed around at times.
Of course, wind gusts this high caused the air temperature to feel icy cold. I’m glad to say I took the advice of my wife to take the heated gloves. I also wore very good warm clothing, and didn’t much get through the clothing.
A beautiful windy day that didn’t disappoint. 🙂