I didn’t take the camera today, just the Garmin. I did not join the group today, as they were planning a hike that would have been too long for me today – family considerations – so I just did a little jaunt up Rattlesnake Mountain from Exit 27 side today.
It was 5.8 miles, 2 3/4 hours, a fun little hike.
I have taken this route before, but never alone, and never in the daylight. I was able to focus on the trail and the forest today and I noted happily that, immediately after Stan’s Overlook (see visualization, below) the woods get thicker and darker. It is a beautiful environment.
And the trail at this point is snow-covered – well packed, and with my Ice Trekkers, no problem to navigate. So, all in all, it was a beautiful hike.