Well, this is really annoying, but I had no option but to give you a post about our hike today without any pictures at all. I've tried two different browsers and several different tricks, but none of my beautiful pictures will download into my blog. Then, I went on YouTube and found a way!
|I found a workaround, so I'm happy!|
Thank goodness for YouTube! I found that if the regular way to upload pictures isn't working, I can simply drag an image from my desktop in the post, so I'll start this post over. But I'm still having some difficulty, so I'll cut the images into just a few. That first picture is taken at the viewpoint on the hike on the way to Fragrance Lake. We had some fog, which is what is gracing this picture.
The water was so calm and clear, it was gorgeous looking at the beautiful reflections. I've gotten some that look like this over the years, but it's not often that it is this clear.
|Melanie, using portrait mode on my new iPhone|
We had perfect hiking weather, and we played with our cameras' portrait modes and I got some great shots, which you will not be able to see (except for this one which is one of my favorites pictures of Mel I've ever taken.). We hiked back to the trailhead via the logging road, rather than back down the trail. We ended up covering more than 6.5 miles and 1,750 feet up and down.
|Straight trees, eh?|
We last did this hike on August 25th, and today we saw this stand of trees, which I almost always notice and enjoy, but today the colorful trees made for a lovely frame to admire them even better.