Hike Distance: 5.6 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 347.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 571 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 38750 feet
Such a gorgeous day but I needed to take it easy. The Chelatchie Prairie RR Trail is flat and easy on the back. After completing it I headed for a loop around the outside loop of Battleground Lake. I spent quite a bit of time working on severing ivy from climbing up the trees. I included a photo of one tree that I was able to create a vine free ring around. You can see just how invasive the ivy is on this tree. 😦 I’m not so sure removing ivy, this aggressively, is such a good idea for my back, so this will be the last day of using my sickle (for a while at least).