I went for a short hike this morning at North Park. The humidity is at 90%. I parked on top of the hill on the Ridge Road, but as it goes, there was a pretty big hill about half way. It dropped about 200 feet elevation in about a quarter mile. Coming back up was HARD!!!
I saw a very pretty deer. It was a young buck. Then there were baby turkeys that I kicked up. They scared the bejeebers out of me! Perhaps I should have brought my Bear-Bell? There was a snake, but it was dead. It still startled me though. There were bikers, hikers, chipmunks, squirrels, bunnies, and bugs… beautiful dragon flies and even a butterfly or two. It’s interesting how much you will see when you are out there without making a lot of noise.
Given the heat and humidity, I chose to keep it short today… only 80 minutes and 2.6 miles. Better than nothing, but not long enough to be caught out in the hottest part of the day.