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Wilderness and trails

Time spent hiking and backpacking generally well away from the madding crowd.

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.

Uphill – Day Three and out … It seems that most trips finish at the top of a climb. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Campfire under the overhang. 2 pictures

Long Creek – a few pictures from around where I camped Monday night. 4 pictures

Another Overhang Campsite and my Home for the Night on Monday – I had just worked my way around the edge of a big deep pool when I spotted what looked like another overhang behind the trees. Two-minute read, 7 pictures

Campsite Under an Overhang – This charming spot has ready access to the creek, and I could have easily hung my hammock between a couple of the trees. I was keen to see where the trail led, so I spent a few minutes scouting around and took a couple of pictures before carrying on. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Day Two – and another six-mile hike. From the Bluffs to The Falls, and onward. Two-minute read, 5 pictures

Prickly Pear – I found a whole bunch of these. The new shoots almost match the color of my rain poncho! 2 pictures

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