|Hiking||9.60 Miles|| 3 Hrs 35 Mns ||3.08 mph|
|2,107 ft AEG|| 28 Mns Break|
|I wanted to do an exercise hike not far from home, so I chose this one, even though it is not my favorite hike.|
There was some cloud cover and nice breezes early in the hike, both of which were quite welcome.
I almost stepped on a rattlesnake that was curled up in a ball on the right side of the trail. I saw the snake just as my foot was about 6" away from stepping on him -- but the snake never moved, and I was able to lengthen my stride just in time to avoid stepping on the snake.
It was nice to do a low elevation hike for a change -- I could actually breathe on this hike!
|May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. -- Edward Abbey|