Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Like a kid in the Park

View from a ridge on Bear Mountain (yesterday's hike.)

Saw some Mayapples in the park.

Climbing up to the top (went down a different way.)

Chipmunk near the museums.

Hike time: 4.5 hours (rained for about twenty mins, but some of it was mist and sunshowers.) Very comfortable hike, but 20 mins of it were stops to take photos/ catch my breath on the steep climbs --also took 20 mins to sit & eat lunch.
I was going to wander around some more, but dark clouds rolled in with some good wind gusts, I decided to go home--like a kid, I always get this feeling of disappointment when it's time to leave the park. There was more rain, but not the thunderstorm that was predicted.