Saturday was the first nice weekend day in months. As you can see from this photo that I took partway up the mountain on the Flat Rock Trail, spring still wasn't very far along. I'm sure that has changed a lot since then. I know that at my cabin, spring has now arrived in full force, appearing literally overnight.
But on Saturday we didn't need leafing trees to enjoy ourselves. A warm, clear day was all that needed. And we certainly had that.
This was Baby Dog's first long hike, and naturally I was worried how she'd do. Mostly, I was worried that she'd poop out and I'd have to figure out how to get back to the car. I shouldn't have worried. She did fine. Of course, she had to bark everytime anyone else appeared on the trail. And she continued to bark until they'd passed. She is still a work in progress.
In places the trail was very steep and quite rocky on the way up the mountain. Once on top of the mountain, the trail wasn't rocky and flattened out quite nicely. I saw many mountain laurel bushes. This trail must be quite spectacular when they are blooming. Perhaps it will be worth a trip back for that!
My entry for tomorrow will be a bio-blitz report of what's going on around the cabin. And now that spring is here, a lot is going on!