Sunday, May 19, 2013
Lookout Mountain Again
I made my third hike up (and down) Lookout Mountain today.
It was a fine day for a hike. The fluffy clouds were propitious and my feet were rested and ready. I powered up the steep section at the start. My legs were like iron but my lungs were like stiff rubber. Stopping at the Windy Saddle overlook to catch my breath, I sat and took a picture of the view up the mountain.
I was sitting on a wood bench for this photo shoot. Now, my townhouse furniture is made of wood but none of it can compare to this bench for sheer woodiness.
I did fairly well walking the rest of the way up the mountain -- lots of huffing and puffing but few episodes of doubling over and gasping for breath. Very near the mountain's top I was treated to the sight of six deer grazing. Here are the two most photogenic.