With temps predicted to climb high, on Saturday morning we headed west to the Old Victoria town site and hiked west from there on the North Country Trail.
|We're already hot and we've not yet started!|
|Just down the trail, we see this sign|
|Shortly after that, we met two dirt bikers riding down the trail.|
|We spoke with one who said "we didn't know we couldn't ride here|
.... really". Heard that line before.
They had passed a "hiking trail only" sign just a short ways earlier.
|What kept them off the trail was downed trees.|
We guess that many had fallen when a storm blew through
a week earlier.
|On Lookout Mountain, overlooking the Victoria dam|
|This cut over section could have used some brushing|
to allow the blazes to come into view.
|Considering that the storm we had was quite bad,|
we didn't really see that many trees across the trail.
|We stop for a cool dip and thimble berries.|
|On a ridge, we gaze at the view east.|
|The view west.|
|All the chipmunks were out today.|
|The Talus Slope.|
|It was hotter here.|
|We stop for a snack on a logging road.|
I rolled in this luxurious grass.
Behind Sandy is remains of a camp fire.
|Evidence of old copper mines.|
|We hiked along a ridge.|
|Old blaze of confusion? Seems one fell apart from age.|
|Since this is a 2-track, we don't mind the blow downs...|
good to they keep the ATV's out.