Twelve of us hiked the Scenic Trail today. At the end of the Scenic trail, Bob, Nancy, Janet, Pat, Mike, Malcolm, Sue, and I split off from the rest of the group and continued on to hike Lousley Hill too. (The only name I remember from those who split off is Lynn, who is Mike’s wife.) Those of us who did the long hike covered about eight miles today; the short hike was about 4.3 miles.
Below is a map showing where we hiked today.
View Fitness Hike: Scenic / Lousley Hill in a larger map
This is the group that we had on today’s hike. The dog was very well behaved.
I noticed that the mountains to the northeast didn’t have as much haze as normal. In fact, they were startlingly clear.
Below is another shot of these mountains using a shorter focal length (wider angle). I’m guessing that the burned tree branch in this photo was due to the Rio Fire of the mid-nineties.
I took this photo of Bob, Nancy, and Janet just after they had hiked the hill leading to the top of the Ridge on the Scenic Trail.