It's Thursday! The time has come to catch up with some of my Thursday friends! Eagle Hill was our destination which is a new hike for me. I had heard not so good things about this but as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I may need to return really soon to re-do this one on my own when there is time to get lost in taking photos of the wildflowers. I have never seen so many shooting stars and yes they were a blaze of glory! There were thousands of them along with other varieties of wildflowers.
It was a green ground day, it was a blue sky day, it was a talk talk talk day, it was a happy day!
the view very early into our hike
There are a few options to take, we kept going straight into the forest.
For the majority of the time the trail was dry but there were a few sections of mud which were easy to get around. The open slopes were covered in wildflowers. It was quite a sight to see. The crocuses were beautiful, still in their prime which seems late. A few paintbrushes were sprouting their blooms.
As we approached the final push section, the views became awesome.
The summit area was splattered in larkspur.
my summit shot
After a lovely and lengthy lunch it was time to get on with our day.
This is my last photo of the day before leaving the summit.
A funny thing happened on the way back. We met three horseback riders coming towards us. The trail is very narrow, we confirmed with the first rider what should we do. She advised the best thing to do would be for all of us to stop and stand on the same side of the trail and to keep talking calmly. When the middle horse arrived in front of me, it stopped and starred and starred and starred. That made me nervous. I talked calmly and asked the lady why is he doing that. Her reply was "He is trying to figure out what you are!" I guess it did figure out what I was and I wonder "what that was" because after many seconds it then moved on! For this out and back hike we completed approximately 15 kms and about 500 metres of elevation gain.
What an enjoyable time with these Thursday friends!
Thank-You for today!