Sunshine makes everything SO much better. Pine Creek is pretty eroded, but it was really beautiful in the sun.
This picture isn't that great, but I always enjoy the hemlock swamps. They are particularly nice when there is puncheon for clear walking.
Near the end of the day, just off the trail there is an old cemetery with dates from the early 1800s. It's a fun place to poke around, but the best thing is the view from that hill.
The second of the Finger Lakes! (the second one you see from the trail- you don't see all of them) This is Lamoka Lake, one of the small ones, with Waneta Lake behind it. Bonus Section: Wood
Here's some really old wood. This is a monster oak tree. The FLT map used to tell something about it, but those words have been taken out and I can't remember. And it's too early for me to be able to tell if it's still alive. In either case, it's really impressive. It has to be at least 200 years old.
I just liked the patterns in this slab of wood cut from a tree that fell across the trail. How many hidden pictures can you see?
And, how's this for some wood-work? The beaver not only felled the tree, but he built a bridge, and stripped all the bark off the stump.
Despite 3 big hills and 3 medium ones today, I did fine- maybe a tiny bit slow. But tomorrow is easy terrain, and I'm going for full distance. And we moved locations today, too. Always a tiring project, but I'm feeling fine. Still have a nagging cough (so does Marie although she never got the full-blown crud), but I think we are in good shape.
Miles today: 11.2. Total miles so far: 1920.9