Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today we went a bit further and crossed the county line a tad. As you can see if you follow our hike, the view from the top was spectacular.

Part of the path was like this an old tractor road in the open.

Other parts went along more marsh landscape. I had to make improvised booths because my old gore tex shoes are not water tight. Amazing what a couple of elastics and a couple of plastic bags can do.

As we got higher, we started to get a bit of a view before we at last caught sight of the tower at the top

As you can see the view was spectacular.

The only problem was that there was no book to sign and we though someone had nicked it for fun. To find out we made a few phone calls and fortunately the reason was one that made us a bit proud. We were the first to do this route this year so they had not yet found time to put the book out.

Walking down again we met this lovely couple. The girl is one of my graduate students and she and her father was on their way up with the aforementioned signing book. We were therefore able to do as we use to do and get it signed :-).

Dead trees and roots and tvigs too has their beauty for the eyes open for it.
I very mych hope you enjoy coming along on my trips and that I can inspire you to put on your shoes and find one for yourself.