Overdoing things mowing the front yard – Today the temperatures eased off slightly for the first time in many weeks. It was just low enough for me to venture out to tend to the front yard for a few hours.

Day 3 – Trail Buddies and the end of the trip – It had been a good night, but I woke up feeling very unsettled and a quick check of my pulse confirmed what I thought. I was in AFIB again. One-minute read, +1

Mini campfire – I left a full fuel bottle with Ginger, and while I had enough alcohol for dinner and breakfast, I decided to save fuel and get out my Nano Firebox.

Bath time — I’m looking pleased with myself. That’s probably because I have warmed up after my wilderness bath.

Bathing Pool in ‘Deep Hollow’ — It looks very inviting, but the water was cold!

Bathing Pool in ‘Deep Hollow.’

Inaccessible — Well, almost inaccessible. Looking downstream from the Bathing Pool in ‘Deep Hollow.’

Meanwhile, back at basecamp – While I’m off hiking Ginger’s enjoying her spot in the woods.

Day 2 – Back at the Pole Hollow cairn – Here I am, back at the Pole Hollow cairn in Hercules Glades, but this trip is a little bit different.

Ginger’s Glasses – I find them everywhere. I scoop them up from their hiding places and put them somewhere they can be found. She must have 10-20 pairs.

Hike Over – Now to get back to Springfield and pick up a rental car and drive to Kansas City this afternoon.

‘That’ cairn. Hercules Glades, Cairn at the junction of the Pilot and Pole Hollow trails (and a selfie). +1

Wet trail conditions.

Pilot (Tower) Trail – the trail was a little wet.

Day Three, and the start of the spring turkey hunting season – All ready to hit the trail again at ‘Twin Falls Hollow’

Day two. Camped at ‘Deep Hollow’ – It rained through most of the night and into the morning. +3

Looking down ‘Spring Hollow’ – A new (for me) Scenic Overlook. +1

Ready for the day’s hike – Midday, and just about to leave ‘Twin Falls Hollow.’

Day One – Camped in ‘Twin Falls Hollow’ – I arrived at 9:40 p.m. yesterday after hiking in on a dark and foggy night.

Sig Sauer P938 & Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster. I may (or may not) have been doing a little target practice.

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