Hercules Glades Wilderness

A wet hike back to the trailhead – I hoped I’d beat the storm, but I didn’t. Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Mid-hike posing – What the well-dressed English hiker wears abroad – I’m not going to win any fashion awards. It’s just as well I didn’t meet any people on the trail. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Flowering meadow – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

Another good thing about my chair… I discovered that my chair comes in useful to keep all my gear on as I break camp.

Drying my clothes and enjoying the sun – No, I wasn’t really wearing camo undies, but your eyes are not deceiving you, for the sake of modesty, in this picture I am.

Camped by ‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

Camped by ‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

All lit up – Day One, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

Sunset after the rain – Camped on ‘Cab Creek’. Day One, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

Trail-side shelf fungi – Day One, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

My hike didn’t go quite as planned – lots of dense brush, an angry critter, and a lack of campsites changed my plans. Five-minute read, 3 pictures

About to head down the Pees Hollow Trail (Counter-Clockwise) – Day One, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Small falls on ‘Twin Falls Creek.’ – According to the GPS these are only 260 yards from the trail. It seems a lot more when you are bushwhacking.

Lunch stop – Once again I made reasonable time on the trail (for me), arriving at my selected lunch spot shortly before two pm. 5 pictures

The brush is growing and views are limited – Ten years ago when we first hiked this trail the views were a lot better.

You’d think… that the trail beared left here. Nope. It disappears into the bushes on the right.

Ready to go – I was planning on a nice leisurely lunch break down at ‘Twin Falls Creek’ near where I’d camped on Friday night, so I wanted to be on the trail before midday. 3 pictures

In the woods – It is a nothing picture. You need to be there, listening to the birds, hearing and feeling the breeze, smelling the woodsy smells, and enjoying the warm sunshine on your skin.

Camped at the top of the bluffs – The only problem with camping here is that there is no water. Unless you count Beaver Creek, 200ft (vertically) away. 2 pictures

Sunset from the bluffs

Back at the bluffs

Camped Near ‘Twin Falls Creek’ 2 pictures

Oh look, it’s me at a trailhead. There’s a surprise – Gary at the Pilot Trail trailhead at Hercules Glades. One-minute read

Small falls on ‘Cab Creek’ – After 3-4 hours of rain last night ‘Cab Creek’ was running well. 3 pictures

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