I didn’t hike last weekend because of belated Father’s Day activities, so this weekend I definitely needed a good long tromp through fields and fen. This hike didn’t have much of either (well, I guess it did kind of have fields, namely along the powerline cuts, but those sections of the trail seriously sucked.) Mostly it had lots of rocks and hotness. But the good news was I managed to convince Sugar to come hiking with me again! Though this morning she is very wrung out and tired.
Anyway, here’s a brief video trip report.
- 7:30 a.m.: On the trail early to beat the heat
- 9:30 a.m.: Pup Creek Falls
- 10:45 a.m.: Turned around at 8 miles (just shy of Indian Henry Trailhead)
- 1:30 p.m.: Back in the car and headed home
Injuries: Sugar got stung by a bee. 🙁
Weather: Hot as hell.
Miles: ~16 miles
Elevation Gain: ~2200 feet (basically that was from all the ups and downs in the trail, not any kind of overall elevation gain.)
Bugs swallowed: None!
Gear: Beat up old Saucony running shoes (a mistake), Columbia Sportswear shorts (another mistake, as my legs are all scratched to hell now), Nike dri-fit t-shirt, Mountainsmith Tour lumbar daypack with strapettes, platypus collapsible water bottles w/drinking straw apparatus thingy, and my favorite Nike baseball cap.
Identified Gear Gaps: None!