Hike: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, Sat., 11/12/2011, 09:00-11:40
Distance: 4 miles Rating: 5/5
Difficulty: Moderate due to the many ascent/descents and the tricky footing due to cover of dry pine straw
Conditions: Glorious day! Bright and cheerful Autumn day.
Hiking under a forest canopy of gold, green, and red with an azure blue sky. When the breeze increased there would be shower of red and gold leaves. Such a wonderful experience.
Observed several small fly-catcher type birds. They were dusty-blue and gray. Their hyper-active antics were amusing to watch. Suppose they were searching for insects among the lake-shore trees.
Four to five sailboats peacefully plyed the waters as I hiked by the lake-shore. My imagination was captured by them as long as they were in view -- still dreaming about sailing to hidden coves and islands.
Thoughts about surrender and sacrifice today. Prayed for my brother-in-law.