Today we hiked an 8-mile loop going south from the Blueberry Patch Campground to the junction of the Interloken Trail with the main Finger Lakes Trail. Then we returned on the same trail till the Burnt Hill Loop split off and returned us to our starting point via a slightly different route.
When I was a kid, a lot of this was public land, but it was the Hector Land Use Area. Now it is the Finger Lakes National Forest.
I think these mushrooms are past their prime, but still pretty.
We saw this tiny, tiny toad. It was less than 1/2 inch long.
Just a short way from the junction is the Dunham Lean-to where I have camped twice previously. So we went there to have a snack before turning around.
The trail goes through a pasture- they only ask hikers to close the gates. The cows were curious, as cows will be.
The bull thistles were in full bloom.
This view is of the west side of Seneca Lake. A storm was brewing, and we got to the car just before the rain arrived!
Felt good to be walking again! Tomorrow we hope to do the north end of this branch trail.
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