Hike: Deadening Trail, Saturday, 3/7/2015, 08:50-12:00CDT
Distance: 4.0 miles Rating: 4.5/5
Difficulty: Difficult. Not for small children or dogs. Several portions near drop-offs. Considerable elevation changes. Some scrambling.
Conditions: Mostly sunny. Calm. Warming up to low 60s. Trail wet in spots. Some water still dripping off rocks onto trail below.
Fantastic hike, though this trail is difficult. Certainly gave me a work-out. Spring is in the air. Noticed Red Maples are beginning to bloom. Passerines, crows, and vultures observed. Enjoyed a rest at "the top of the world" overlooking the aquamarine Lake Martin.
Good time of worship and introspection.
Tried out my sketch book and pencils from my perch looking over the lake. I am not an artist, but I do enjoy sketching some of the landscapes.
Tried out the BK7/BK14 combo sheath. Seems to wear well. BK7 is easily deployed from this rig. The BK14 is not as easily deployed. I do like the dangler which drops the knife lower on my side. The sheath does tend to strike the lower leg if you are involved in scrambling.