Today, I had to write my newspaper column and try to come up with a plan that is going to work in order to continue hiking.
But just to keep limber, I took a short hike with a can of blazing paint. Tried to connect from the north to the trail I lost on day 6.
Parked where the trail comes out beside this little log church.
Headed across a little bridge.
The woods had quite a few large red oak trees.
This one was growing some nice polypore.
I checked to see if it was a tooth fungus, but no teeth. A polypore.
The bad news is that I was not able to connect with where I lost the trail. Had to be really, really close because I hiked in for 40 minutes. But I hunted for another blaze for 20 more minutes and couldn't find anything. Probably was within shouting distance of where I had lost it before, but didn't get into the same clearing. Had to turn around. I can't even seem to accomplish little goals.
I'm on to plan D. I guess I'll have to just hike in and back out making short mileage days until I run out of time. Sigh.
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