Saturday, February 22, 2014
Minor Accident on the Hogback
This morning I took advantage of the sunshine and mild temperatures to go hike the Hogback. As I was finishing the hike I stopped before the final hill to photograph this vista.
The trail on the other side of this hill has a steep and treacherous offshoot that descends to the parking lot. As I started cautiously down the offshoot, I made a misstep, lost my footing, and shot feet first like a toboggan down the hillside's corrugations of dirt and stubble. Fortunately, I possess a shock-absorbing layer of fat that cushioned the body area most affected by the fall. Nothing was damaged except my dignity.