Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A Quiet Day Hiking
My younger son and I took a hike on the Apex trail system (specifically the Apex, Hardscrabble, and Pick n' Sledge trails). As usual he found it a very easy hike but was a good sport about it; I found it a moderately challenging hike. When I reach my goal of losing 30 pounds, it will be an easy hike for me, too.
The trails in the shadows were covered with a half inch of snow. Sometimes the snow rested on smooth ice, as I discovered by the usual method of losing my footing and falling down. Trails in the sun were slightly muddy but not a problem.
I had difficulty finding opportunities for nature photographs today. The most pleasant scene was when I was surrounded by spruce trees. But it's hard to capture the sense of being surrounded with a photograph.
My son and I startled a young deer. By the time I got my camera out, the deer was nearly out of camera range. Here is the best I could do.