Melanie and I decided to take our chances with the Chanterelle trail, even though light rain and windy conditions were possible. It turned out to be just fine, with only a few sprinkles and the wind, while strong, was not so strong that we were worried about trees coming down around us. And it was also not that muddy, with only one spot being one we even needed to navigate around.
|Our trail today|
It was another one of those days when the sun wasn't visible during our lovely hike, meaning that there wasn't much color to be seen anywhere. But as always, we have our ferns and moss giving us some green to grace the evergreens that we love and get to enjoy year round. We took a gentle and peaceful walk to the viewpoint.
|Lake Whatcom from the viewpoint|
It was breezy but so pretty to see the lake and the winter sky reflected in it, and it lifted my spirits. We spent a few minutes enjoying Melanie's chocolate truffles and thought about heading out to make it a little longer, but then the sprinkles started, so we decided to return to the car. We ended up hiking just under five miles, up and down more than a thousand feet (1,100 to be exact) and both feel well exercised but not overly so.
|Lots of cleanup evident|
There were plenty of places where we saw pieces of logs that blocked the trail having been removed so we could walk more easily. The smell of recently cut logs and the sawdust was actually a nice fragrance wafting through the air. And now it's time to finish this post so I can pay more attention to the news of the day.
Wow! Interesting how the logs got cut to clear the trail after a storm was it? The front one looks like it's core was weakened with something. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
That lake view is a beauty.ReplyDelete
Was quite a lovely walk even without the sun. :)ReplyDelete
You challenge the conditions and get out . Most of the time you are lucky and the weather is better than the forecastReplyDelete
Your walk in the woods just looks so refreshing.ReplyDelete
Green in all its myriad shades is my favourite colour. Don't spend too long watching the news.ReplyDelete
Sometimes you just have to go for it. THAT SHOT IS lake Whatcom is a beauty! Another great day!ReplyDelete
Some goodies to eat on the trail. What's not to like?ReplyDelete
A wonderful hike once again.ReplyDelete
I'm not sur you'd want to pay attention to the news of the day, unless you have some good local news!ReplyDelete
You have a great and wonderful habit/hobby.ReplyDelete
You had another nice day out on the trails...good for you!ReplyDelete
I love how you two are always forest bathing. It's good for your health and your mindset. Wonderful!ReplyDelete