And kept falling on every other body part, too! On a rainy, gloomy day, nine Senior Trailblazers showed up for a hike to Lost Lake. We were hopeful that we would be having some "sunbreaks," a term you see in weather reports around here. It was not to be; in fact, we had rain the entire day. No views but only a few grumbles as we started.
On the ridge as we hiked towards the lake, Al said this spot has the best view. I couldn't help but take a picture to show you our nonexistent view. The fog and mist made it sort of pretty along here, but as we got closer to Lost Lake, the rain picked up. We were very soggy by the time we stopped for lunch.
Peggy, Rita (behind), Linda, Ward
Linda is so wet she's shiny. We were all keeping ourselves warm by not sitting down during our lunch break. After all, what was the point? Even here under the trees we couldn't stay dry, and we were quickly getting chilled, so after a quick lunch we took off again. The hike makes a loop around Lost Lake, so right after this picture was taken we finished the loop and then headed back on the previous trail.
I walked down to the water's edge to get a picture, but it is nowhere near as magical as previous ones I've taken. Plus I was wet and cold and ready to get going. By the time we returned to the parking lot, we had covered more than ten miles and more than 2,000 feet elevation gain and loss. I was plenty tired, but I wasn't alone; everyone was glad to be in a nice warm and DRY car after a rather soggy day. You just can't win 'em all, and we've been pretty lucky with the weather lately.