Wednesday, October 08, 2014

appalachian trail

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.
xo, j

1 comment:

  1. wauw....
    every time again i so much enjoy your hikes
    although i am not sure i would have liked the snake ;^))

    because you are a fan of my work
    i wanted to tell you that i finally did it
    i opened a etsy-shop!

    it's getting cooler here in the Netherlands
    soon i can wear your beautiful mittens

    Patrice A.