The end of the hike – Day hike with Katie and Lanie. I took them to my favorite spot in Piney Creek Wilderness. It was an easy 5.5 mile hike with 570ft of elevation, and a nice long lunch stop by the lake.
Dogwoods on the ‘Farm Track Trail’ – Spring is sprung in the Ozarks.
Tomfoolery at the lake. +5
Katie and Lanie – lunch break by the lake. +1
Katie by Lanie.
Gary eating lunch – Day hike at Piney Creek Wilderness.
Lanie’s Selfie – She should know better by now, I’ll publish them all. +1
Gear Test – Sealskinz waterproof socks. Wet shoes, dry feet – Waterproof sock, and they worked. Now I have a footwear solution for snowy trails. It’s just a shame I didn’t get these before it snowed. One-minute read, +1
Footpath to Kingley Vale. Vacation Day 9. Today we went for a short hike with Marcelle and Charlie (the dog).
Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather – evidence of fairies in the woods.
The yew trees at Kingley Vale are large and old (400 years or so), they are also weirdly contorted as can be seen here.
View from the Devil’s Humps, Kingley Vale. 3 pictures
View from Kingley Vale – It all looks very peaceful now, but Kingley Vale was formerly used for artillery practice.
South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale
At The End of The Hike – The temperature was in the 80s, and I had just finished my hike with 920′ of elevation gain, so I’m allowed to look a little sweaty. +3
Dry Falls – Panorama.
Dry Falls – We’ve never seen more than a trickle pouring over these falls. They obviously run well when it rains, even if only briefly.
Twin Trunks – I loved the way the light caught these two trees on either side of the creek bed.