Hike Distance: 7.7 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 721.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 886 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 104399 feet
We were late getting out and so stayed close to home, and went to a favorite loop hike of ours! Not much new and exciting about this hike, except for the wonderful fresh air, beautiful trees, and surprisingly lack of mosquitoes! 🙂 Oh, and there were some gorgeous Irises, but they are now past peak and starting to wilt.
Today, the forecast was for a 30% chance of rain with a temperature in the low 60’s. This isn’t the weather we experienced, and it was quite a surprise. It turned out that the temperature was cool, in the low 50’s and it rained about 80% of the time. This normally isn’t a big deal except that we left our rain pants, and hat at home, to save weight! Thankfully, the rain never came down hard, but it was persistent.
A very nice day!