Oh ya, this post will be Saturday and Sunday at the conference and at hikes we did.
|Orec is a company who makes trail building|
and mowing tools and on Saturday they
came with some machines for us to test.
|This tracked material mover was sweet!|
Arly tested it as well and says Orec builds HD, professional stuff.
|Here is a flail mower they build with tracks.|
They also have wheeled and rotary cutting mowers.
|Wow, does this beast cut down weeds-n-trees!|
Arly found that steering it was a breeze.
|Ya, lots of smart talk happening here.|
|But I did make many new friends too!|
|After the equipment demo, we went to hike at the|
Sugarbush trail head. Hunting was excellent!
This one has no idea who he's dealing with!
|Many great views from the top.|
|Lotsa steps up one side and then down the other.|
|Yet another beautiful gully.|
|Hey! I found more friendly hikers.|
|Finally, we found a cooling spot. It was hot!|
|That evening I said goodbye to my new friends from the twin cities|
|We got to chat with Matt from NCTA HQ, but more importantly...|
|Emmy rubbed me! I do like little girls who'll pet me some.|
Will I see you again?
|Sunday we got out for one last hike before we headed for home.|
|We parked off of 505, to head to Hogback Mountain.|
I found a nice cooling stop along the way.
|It was warm even in the morning, and muggy!|
|We climb and climb...|
|And climb some more.|
|We were rewarded with great views and a bit of a breeze on the peak.|
|After heading down, we hiked over to Lily Pond again,|
and this time we trekked around the loop that
followed along its southern bank.
|I was glad to be able to cool off again!|
|Hiking throughout this area is rough and rocky. And pretty!|
|It reminds us of Duluth, or Ely. Lotsa rocks!|
|At our lunch break, I rolled around in the brush just because I can.|
|Bye-bye, Lily Pond.|
|Later, we hiked by Wetmore Pond, and spied the old|
growth forest near by. It reminded us of the Porkies.
|We hope to visit here again, one day.|