Saturday, March 21, 2009
A Short Springtime Hike
Today was a great day for taking advantage of one of our area's jewels. Joe and I decided in mid afternoon to take a ride up to Max Patch and hike to the top of the bald which just happens to have panoramic views of the mountains as well as a section of the Appalachian Trail running through it. The weather was quite chilly on top with the wind blowing all the while we were there. But it was a pleasant short hike with views that go on forever. The trees haven't blossomed yet but we saw several buds on their limbs. And when we got down from the mountain on the Del Rio side, we saw lots of trees in full bloom as well as creeping phlox in all colors and forsythia bushes exploding with color. I hope you enjoy these photos we took. I hope we can get back up there in the early summer when the trees are all green.