Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 7.3 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 847.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1011 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 125169 feet

A gorgeous warm day with endless amounts of sun!  I couldn’t have asked for a better day and expected some rain, but it never came.  I was alone as my wife had a busy day at home.

Not much out of the ordinary, except an attack by a Hen!  That’s right, A Hen came down a small slope, onto the road, and was aggressive, with wings flared and making as much noise as it could muster.  I was very startled and my instinct was to raise my hiking sticks and yell while stepping forward, trying to look like a large predator. haha  The Hen very quickly retreated up the hill and appeared defeated.  I stepped back, looked around, and then saw a small chick scamper through the underbrush!  Now I felt bad. 😦  This little family was going to make a nice meal for some real predator, and this was just the place for that.  I was at least 3 miles from any home or farm. where they may have escaped.

The remainder of the hike was fairly chill.  I saw some snakes warming up on the road, and one that was especially large.  I didn’t see any people or cars during the hike, and appreciated the solitude.

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