Hike Distance: 9.9 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 618.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1998 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 80427 feet
Another fantastic Spring day that was a bit warmer than yesterday. In fact, the slight wind wasn’t on the cold side like it was yesterday. However, it was overcast for much of the day until the end of the hike. Along the drive to the TH I stopped and took pictures of some deer along the road. I also saw two more deer during the hike, but they eluded my camera.
I wasn’t going to go very far today and decided to go down a road I had seen before. I thought it would be a short road but turned out to branch out into other roads. Almost four miles later, and much elevation gain and loss, I returned to the original main road. I was surprised but glad to hike this area.
I had a fun experience along one section of road when I came up to a large stream crossing. I saw that the road continued on past this stream and wanted to complete it. So, to make it cross-able I placed some large rocks in the stream and then broke up a rotted log and placed it across the stream. It really wasn’t a tough crossing but for some reason I just enjoyed improving the situation. 🙂
An incredibly fun day in the outdoors!