Reading Time: < 1 minute FLT Map: Layen Rd (M17) west to Hines Rd (M16) Authors Note: I am re-posting some previous hikes. I may go back and write up a longer narrative in the future. Another hike on my E2E. This one started out cloudy, chilly and drizzly, not great hiking weather. The sun did finally break […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute FLT Map: Tower Rd (M16) west to Todd Rd (M16) Authors Note: I am re-posting some previous hikes. I may go back and write up a longer narrative in the future. A short hike, only 11 miles, but it was a gorgeous day for a hike. Broke out my hiking/camping hammock and relaxed […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes FLT Map: Tower Rd (M16) east to Hines Rd (M16)
I decided to take a day off work and go hiking and hopefully get some of the fall colors. I had looked at the long-range forecast the previous week and Monday looked to be a decent fall day, crisp in the morning and warm by mid-day. As the weekend came the forecast became more unsettled and uncertain.
Monday morning dawned cold, but bright and sunny. After eating breakfast, loading my pack and supplies into the car I set out on the one hour drive to the trailhead. The sun chased me most of the drive, but as I neared the trailhead a wall of dark clouds began to build.
Reading Time: 8 minutes FLT Map: Steam Mill Rd (M15) east to Todd Rd (M16)
First hike of the season on Sunday. Weather was gorgeous. Got started on the trail at 9:43 am and it was already warming up nicely. Blue skies, bright sun, and not a single cloud. Temps started out in the low-mid 40s, but were into the mid 60s by the end of the day. I had originally planned only around 15 miles, but ended up doing a bit more. This hike I headed east from Steam Mill Rd (M15) to Todd Rd (M16) and back.