For Kira’s Birthday this past weekend we set off on a hike that would, we hoped, begin to off set our highly skewed wilderness record. (see Mongollon). Â Our hike this time around was just about six months the opposite the timing of our last adventure, so we felt odds were in our favor. Â However, we still set our minds to a week full of planning making phone calls, looking at maps, reading weather reports, trail reviews, and packing both our car and our bags for anything.
I can tell you now, we made it home safe. Â Phew.
It was a short 2 mile hike that ended at the junction of Grindstone Creek and the Eel River. Â Both of whichÂ surprisedÂ us with the volume of water flowing through them. Â I kicked myself for not acquiring a fishing license and bringing my goods. Â Bloody rock was a beautiful view, and framed the wilderness we were hiking through quite well. Â Remarkably, the only deer we saw was along the road. Â However, through out the hike Kira almost stepped on three different kinds of snake – so that was an added bonus of sleeping on the ground.
Photos From The Weekend:Â http://gallery.johnmizell.com/main.php?g2_itemId=6887