Forest Road Hike on My 61st Birthday

Hike Distance: 8.3 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1487.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 785 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 196078 feet

It seemed like it would rain from the start of the hike but it never happened, until after we finished the hike.  Another great aspect of this hike was that the temperature was cool and it made the hike very pleasant.

We opted to do a loop hike, and it turned out to be very pleasant.  We’ve done this hike before and love some of the water features along this section.  It was so interesting to have met a gentleman in a truck twice during this hike.  Both times we had very nice conversations and he was very knowledgeable about this area as he’s lived here for a very long time.

We’d also heard two gun shots during our hike and it was obvious they were close by.  After the two shots we never heard any gun shots again.  That said, we quickly exited the area just to keep safe!

A very nice birthday spent in the outdoors, around the forest I love so much and with my loving wife! 🙂