Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Solstice Hike!

In honor of the First Day of Winter, we hiked in a local county park. It was a nice day, with some sun and a high of 54F! Much milder weather than the past couple of weeks when the highs were in the 20s and 30s with three snowstorms!

The trails were snow and slush covered, and many parts were under inches of water due to thawing. There was no ice on the rocks, so climbing was easy.

We saw and heard birds and saw a squirrel on the ridge. There was a report of a rabid raccoon on one of the trails that we were going to hike, so we changed our route to avoid the animal.