Another hot one predicted so we headed out early
We started on the Goose Ridge Trail from Penney Rd. to reach the Hidden Knoll Trail. It is relatively new and no maps yet.
I had picked this trail because when were here before there were several streams and lots of water for Kelley. Because we have had so little rain most streams were dry. Here are some little pools with which she had to make do
That is all that was left in this little stream
Even less in this one
and finally not even large enough to lie down. Very disappointing for her as she would go ahead expecting water and find little or none.
Because the trail has not been used much, several times I walked off the trail. Kelley would be waiting where I should have turned. At one point she stayed with me off trail and looking around I could not see trail or blaze. I said " Kelley find the trail" and she took us right to it. She has done this before. She's a hiking girl. The hike also took longer than planned, 2 hours, and she was slowing for the last part. Rest day tomorrow.