This was our second day in the Trap Hills. This picture might be hard to understand, but it's one of the rocky scrambles that leads to one of the vista points. Yes, this is the trail.
There were a number of beautiful views today, but I'll show you this one. The hump on the left in the distance is Norwich bluff, and our car is parked at the base of that, down a side trail. It puts the day's hike in nice perspective.
It was a really hilly day, and we are all tired. But there were again some nice treats. We found a spotted salamander. I've seen them before, but not very often.
There have been lots of wildflowers, but I don't have the energy to do an even longer blog post. Here is Highbush Cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, in bloom.
And this was kind of fun, but it was on the spur trail we used to put a car at a mileage we wanted. It's a bat cave that has a grating to give the bats access but keep the people out.
The hills will begin to get easier tomorrow. We are doing great although the mosquito gear is tiresome.
Miles today: 9.3 (plus 0.8 miles on the spur). Total miles so far: 4731.0.
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