Thu, Jun 23 2022 - Thursday Morning Semi-Fitness Hike at Island Ford (View Original Event Details)
We had a smaller group for today's hike, likely because the weather folks warned of temperatures approaching 100 degrees. Lucky for us, the thermostat never got above the mid 80's during our hike, and we had a really welcomed breeze for much of the time. It was hiking as usual for us, and we got in about 5.5. miles - - more than I had anticipated.
We met up with the Renegades in the upper lot and spent about 5 minutes chatting with them. We are all such good friends that we love the opportunity to catch up with each other!
On the way back to our lot, we encountered an owl sitting low in a tree right beside the trail. It just watched us for a few minutes (long enough for me to snap a photo) and then flew into a tree right above the trail. Opportunity for another picture! How exciting to get a close-up of such a beautiful creature!
Thanks, Lee, for your excellent photos, which have been added to the album. ~ Joyce