Self Portrait

Pictures of me, taken by myself. I tend to go with the official (365 Days) definition of a self portrait: “A self portrait is a photo of yourself taken by you – it is not a photo of you taken by someone else and it is not a photo of something you hold near and dear to your heart.” … “The main thing is that you are both the photographer and the subject. Any photo which you took that contains any part of your body counts.” … “shots of your shadow, impressions left in sand or snow, and reflections on surfaces such as a faucet or even a mirror are acceptable forms of self portraits.” Note. Some posts will be tagged as self-portraits because just one of the images is a selfie.

Night, night, Tubby – Today we helped Tubby cross over the ‘Rainbow Bridge.’ It’s amazing how these little furry people manage to worm their way into our hearts. Even irritating ones like the Tubbmiester. Tubbs was the last man standing of our four cats and managed to see in eighteen years. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Hike over – Time for a quick selfie sitting in the back of the car. All in all, I hiked 11 miles and climbed 1,100 feet. Considering I’ve not done any exercising since my last trip (and that was only six miles), I’m happy with that result.

First trail junction of Day Two – This is the junction of the Pilot (Tower) Trail with the Devil’s Den East Trail (Upper Pilot Trail). 2 pictures

Camp Life – Journaling – Today was one of the few times I’ve actually got round to writing in my journal while I’m out backpacking. 5 pictures

Back on the trail – I was working in Kansas City two Saturday’s running, so I decided I’d earned myself a Monday off, and headed down to my usual stomping ground, Hercules Glades for a single night visit. 2 pictures

On the road again – Today we had an Area Confirmation service at St. Andrew’s in Kansas City, which meant I spent over five hours in a rental car. 3 pictures

End of Trip Selfie – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Three.

Backpacking Selfie.

Hiking out – Bushwhacking my way out wasn’t easy. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Three. One-minute read, 8 pictures

Breaking Camp – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Three. Slideshow: 9 pictures

Morning Swim. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Three. Slideshow: 4 pictures

Day Three morning tea.

Campfire. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 3 pictures

Preparing dinner – Chicken curry for dinner, the wood stove’s up and running, and if you look closely you’ll see that the campfire’s all ready for lighting once dinner is over. 4 pictures

Afternoon swim – Two or three steps back from where I am standing in this picture and it’s six to eight feet deep. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 5 picture slideshow

Camp life – Relaxing in Piney Creek Wilderness – I put my wet shirt and a pair of shorts on for this picture. They came off as soon as I’d taken it. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 5 pictures

Morning Tea – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two.

Strange times, strange working conditions – Today, for the first time since March 11, I left the house for work. Two-minute read. 4 pictures

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

Selfie with the Cab – It looked like someone had been doing some close range target practice. Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

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.

Sunset after the rain – Camped on ‘Cab Creek’. 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

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