Tuesday, June 12, 2012

C is for Connections

Tuesday, June 5, 2012:

 'Patches' is the third hiker I've now crossed paths with down south and again up north. These human connections are a real prize for me, even though they are brief. We had a great chat, caught up on each other's progress, and talked about some other mutual connections we have accumulated since we last met, such as with 'Spoon', with whom she hiked until recently and who I also met down south in Smoky Mountain Park. 'Patches' (named for her trademark skirt) is also blogging her hike right here on blogger. C is for 'crossing' - the Tyringham valley on a long stretch of boardwalk, including this pretty creek-side walk: C is for Cobble Hill - a little knoll that offered this nice view of Tyringham Valley:

and C is for carpet. This hillside on the north slopes of Sky Hill, just above Fernside Road, is beautifully carpeted with Jewel weed and Stinging Nettle plant. Don't let your bare skin touch the latter - the sensation is just like a Jellyfish sting.

  To sum it all up: C is for contentment - the mood that lingers as I reflect on today's hike.


Below is a map showing the route I hiked today.  The title is a link that takes you to many more photos.

AT Day 143 - Tyringham at EveryTrail
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