First of all, thank you Little Caesar for shuttling me to the trail head! This was one of those mornings where it seemed the fates were busy doing all they could to mess up my carefully laid plans. Originally, I was to hike this section with my dog, Pauli. But after finding out a co-worker wanted to hike this section with me, I decided to leave the Pauli dog at home. Honestly, sometimes it is nice to not hike with my dog. First of all, the hiking poles are easier to maneuver. Secondly, I don’t have to slow down to a complete crawl on the rocky parts trying to balance myself while holding onto the leash of a hound dog who has the scent of every fricken deer within a 5 mile radius!
Anyway, as Little Caesar and I left the Wolfsville AT parking lot she asked me if I had my cell phone. I couldn’t find it…so we turned around and went back to the lot. Looked everywhere, my car, the lot…but it was nowhere!!! Now I was glad my co-worker was going to hike with me…no phone? This was just crazy!
So we leave the lot for the second time with my head fixated on the lost phone. Then, a brilliant idea…why hadn’t I thought of it before…Little Caesar had her phone…she could call me! I just had this feeling that I had the phone when I got in her car…sure enough…my phone was under the seat of her car! PHEW! I felt so much better! Okay, now let’s hike!
This section was great! Lots of different things to see. The forest was an enchanted ice kingdom. It was if I was surrounded by a million different prisms, all reflecting and bending light in the most beautiful way possible. Magical, completely magical.