Four days into my vacation and I'm finally feeling like myself again.
Today I took two different walks along the Appalachian Trail.
Yes, as indicated by the white blaze to the left, the trail
continues through a boulder field.
The view from Bake Oven Knob.
I haven't been here since I was a teenager, it's always so busy.
Too many people for me to stick around so I headed a bit South.
On my way down a head to head encounter with a very large black snake.
We paused to consider each other then I tapped my walking stick on a rock
and he slowly left the trail, soon to be hibernating I'm sure.
The State Game Lands below Hawk Mountain.
An hour's walk up and forty-five minutes down.
Late lunch creekside.
A thousand gnat veil kept me from lingering.
Yes, I'm feeling much like myself again.