Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Excursion


Well, I survived another one of our annual fall hikes. I swear Lairds Knob is getting higher every year and my knees are telling me today they're not much on the rock climbing any more . We had pretty nice weather but once we got on top of the mountain the valley was pretty hazy. Didn't see much game as it's still pretty dry and the five of us made a lot of noise. It did seem like we couldn't go 25 yards without coming across some bear scat.


One of the many rock slides on the side of the mountain.

National Forest corner marker.

Debating whether we really want to do this.

The picture doesn't show it well but the big rock in the middle is balanced on the small one below it

Thought it was neat how the trunk on this old tree was twisted.

Big rock near the top of the mountain.

On top

Buzzards waiting on one of us to have a heart attack.

My house is in about the center of this pic.

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i liked that - the mountain is getting higher ever year. :)

also laughed at the buzzards. sure glad you survived to post another day. :)

Trailblazer said...

Looks like fun, man!

Great pics....

Fjällripan said...

Great photos from your tour! and nice and fun reading :))

Nitas said...

So cool hiking you done, wonderful environment / / Anita :)

tobias said...

Looks like a tough hike, your legs must have felt like a couple of logs the day after. Great pictures and fun reading!

Woody Meristem said...

Neat rocks, glad to hear that you survived -- but then, the bears and vultures do need to eat.

Michelle said...

Glad you guys made it!

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful photos of the fall!! Nice attempt to show the house..

Michaele said...

Looks like a really nice fall hike. Hope you can keep making it a tradition.

Reena Walkling said...

Nice going! Love that comment on the buzzard!

KB Bear said...

I know that I've been reading your blog for a long time because I remember your past fall hikes!

I guess some bears are still awake with all that scat around.

Nancy Claeys said...

Good for you Joe! I never would have made it -- cough, sputter!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow, what a job you did!
Sure must have felt in your body after that hike.....Good job!