Hike: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (North Loop, Kowliga Bay Loop, portion of South Loop), Saturday, 1/6/2018, 10:10-12:30CST
Distance: 4.1 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Rating: 4.7/5.0
Conditions: Mostly sunny. Cold. Temps low 30s at start to low 40s at end. Trails in good shape. Calm.
Wonderful hike with Gracie. The long icicles handing along the South Trail were a treat! Did not observe any wildlife today.
Stopped to play frisbee along the shoreline at the Kowliga Bay Loop trailhead. Gracie was upset when I accidentally tossed the frisbee into the lake. I had to retrieve it with paracord and a stick. The water was too cold for Gracie or me to go in!
I was pleased with Gracie's actions on the trail off-leash. I did put her on leash a few times when we encountered other hikers (two groups). She did bark at them.
Message for tomorrow: "New Beginnings / Eternal Assurance".