So... where did we leave off?
Oh. Right. Jason on a rock.
A lot of the hike is, well, not exactly straight uphill but definitely uphill.
There will be a little bridge to walk across, and you can look down and see the water running along these massive outcroppings of rock.
A wall made of rocks piled together caught my attention. By now my legs were very aware of what we were doing, that I don't do it very often, and that they are apparently not fans of hiking.
Obligatory red dirt picture.
I never get tired of the red dirt.
It just fascinates me.
There were gorgeous flowers and, though I only saw two, these beautiful little seed-pods. I'm not sure what they are seeds for, but they are pretty.
There are a lot of gorgeous views on this hike.
That bottom left edge is of the bridge I was standing on.
I love water so clear you can count the rocks at the bottom as it runs.
It was absolutely ice-cold water, too.
A lot of the trees, I noticed, were small and twisty things, doing their best but never going to beat the much taller, stronger trees that made up the 'canopy'.
This is about half a mile in to the hike, when I realized I need to go hiking more, because my legs were becoming very upset.
Still; absolutely gorgeous.
I don't really have any interesting little tidbits about this tree-and-rock combo.
It just looked nice.
The trees are still pretty green in a lot of places, but you can see them starting to change.
Give it a week, maybe two weeks, tops, it's just going to be a pile of yellow and red up there.
Another red dirt picture.
This one isn't obligatory.
I just really like red dirt.
More water, running down.
I think this was actually on our way back down. We had started late enough in the day that actually attempting the whole trail would not have been a wise decision.
I would like to come up in the late morning sometime and attempt the whole thing.
that's all I've got for Part 2.
Part 3 will (hopefully) be up tomorrow night.
Now, I need to go eat some cereal and put on my work clothes... since I need to put some gas in this car before I go to work.
Ambitions today: stay awake at work, nap when I get home, properly dress myself in my costume, party.
I know it's ambitious, but I'm pretty sure I can pull it off.