Another beautiful day - a tad warmer ( low 70's) and sunny. Few mosquitoes and no deer flies until we got to the lake and encountered flies that acted like deer flies but were much bigger and differently colored. I had trouble with the contrasty light in the woods so I'm not very happy with those pictures.
Start of the trail
A small stream crossing the trail gave Kelley some water
We met a nice woman with her two dogs and had a brief chat about local trails. We met no one the rest of the hike.
A pano of tilden pond - please click for large version
Another shot of Tilden
At the end of Tilden we took the short trail to Spring River Lake. It was quite wet in places, which was OK with Kelley.
But even better when we reached the lake.
We didn't stay long because of the flies and headed back the way we had come.
A weed at Tilden
On the way back Kelley wanted to take the trail to Salmon Pond- we usually have lunch there.
We did have lunch and I got my first dragonfly- unfortunately on a light colored rock.
Almost back and one more water chance
A nice hike in spite of the flies. Kelley seemed enthusiastic but was a little stiff when we got home. something easy tomorrow. 2 3/4 hours