My original plan was to head down to Sky Meadows State Park to challenge myself with some elevation variation. Then I saw that gas has jumped to $3.89 a gal and that intermittent thunder storms were predicted. Yeah, that’s what I want – spend a bunch of money on gas and climb up into an open meadow on a mountaintop during a thunderstorm. Um…not so much. But turned out the thunderstorms were just showers and there was a lull in them Sunday morning, so I dashed out the door and grabbed some time on the AT. Not much in the way of a challenge elevation-wise, but it'll do.
It was gray and occasionally showery, so not much good for views:
And it's brought some fast-sprouting and interesting plants.
A bright fungus of some kind:
A patch of Indian Pipestem:
The new shoes did well, and my feet were definitely in much better shape at the end than they have been. A brisk 6.5 miles in and out of showers and then it was back to my garden to putter in the sun that emerged by early afternoon.