Yesterday I had a midday appointment so we just walked around the neighborhood. So, after a couple of rest days I decided to try Kelley on something a little more rigorous than we have been doing. A beautiful sunny day in the 70's. There were a couple of deer flies at the parking area but none after that.
There is little water on this hike but near the start there is a reliable source. This is on a short undrivable road we walk to get to the trailhead
The hike up is fairly dense woods - a narrow spot on the trail
One of the things I like about this route is that you are in woods until the top when you come out to this view
Three shot pano - click for large view
Views of the trail and from the trail - probably too many
From the north side
A little water
Pretty much mud
Back on the road down there were some insects and flowers
and the water again
This one is not sharp but I hadn't seen it before.
The hike was longer than I wanted - 2 1/2 hours - but Kelley did well and was enthusiastic. At home she seemed to have not suffered any ill effects.