We are back to describing the last day of my Catskill Finger Lakes Trail hike of this year. It was a really neat day- all in the woods, two mountains, interesting things to see. However, it rained all day long and was 39 degrees. At least we were motivated to keep walking to stay warm!
Marie doesn't look so excited about leaving the car.
Does this look familiar? It's now my background picture. There was so much rain on the lens that I didn't even get a clear picture of the trail sign. I like the effect, though. I cleaned the lens, took another picture, and then put the camera away. It only came out for a few shots the rest of the day. This is now in the Catskill Park, so the NY DEC has register boxes and you must sign in and out.
Here is a plant you are sure to remember if you come across a patch of it. It's false hellebore. The leaves are huge with corduroy-like ribs. These are in bud, but it will have a large head of green flowers soon.
We hiked over Campbell Mountain and Brock Mountain. Lots of slippery rocks and steep slopes, but not as bad as I expected.
Miles for the day, 10.5. We did not hike it fast. Too slippery and hilly. But we did hike it. A warm car and a hamburger and chips sure were nice. Total miles for the hike, 53.8. In just a couple of hours we transformed into clean humans at Larry's house.
I just love the weeks on the trail. I miss backpacking and being isolated from civilization, but this is better than not hiking at all.
If you would like to read more about the Finger Lakes Trail, try A Footpath Across New York- Forever
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