A Super Fast Hike

Getting out of the house for a while today, I did a short hike along the west side of Lone Mountain, it’s so beautiful outside today. I stopped at the beginning of the trail that leads to the top of Lone Mountain for a moment and grabbed these photos. I really wish I had a heart that could handle the ascent to the top but it wouldn’t be a wise decision to try hiking the trail.

What Kind of Plant Is This?

On the hike yesterday, this odd-looking plant was along the trail. I touched it gently, it’s very sharp! I didn’t find it in a search, but one thing is certain – you don’t dare touch it! Aren’t my old tennies so attractive? Nope.

Take A Hike!

Today’s weather is so glorious that I just have to get the heck out of the house. I hopped in the truck and headed out of the city to you guessed it, Calico Basin!

I prefer hiking here because I know I can handle the terrain fairly easily. The air temperature was hovering around 65 degrees with very little humidity at around ten percent.

I was diagnosed with heart failure in 2002, since then I’ve adapted and know my limits. Add to this, three herniated lower lumbar’s which cause a bit of pain after a bit.

But gosh dang I refuse to allow these medical conditions to shut me down, Man! Today, I used the 24/70mm lens which was a good choice over the zoom lens for today.

there were quite a few people out there, as a courtesy to others, I wore my mask when others were near and kindly stepped off of the trail a ways to let them pass.

It’s a beautiful day to be kind to other people on the trails! These photos are from the start of the short hike before I arrived to the beautifully pattered stone I will show next.

The Tiny Hiker

Can you spot the lone tiny hiker atop Lone Mountain? Lone Mountain is around just 550 feet high and is a local favorite for residents to climb via the trail on the north slope. I’ve mentioned this little mountain in this space before. I would really love to climb the trail and summit the peak, but my little heart just isn’t into it…