Exactly a year ago today, I was joined by my weekend hikers on a strenuous hike of about 9 miles, in 43 degree weather, with 20 mile an hour winds. Bundled with stocking caps, gloves, and layers of clothes, we ended up having a great time.
Flat Top Mountain (Peaks of Otter)
Yesterday, this same group of women joined me on a 2 mile, easy uphill hike in 60 degree sunshine! What a contrast!
I’ve been to Buffalo Mountain many times, but on this trip we met a gentleman who has been doing this hike since he was a kid. He was able to point out all the area landmarks so that, for the first time, the geography of what we were viewing, seemed clear. We looked out from this mountain and were able to spot the Peaks of Otter where we had hiked a year ago.
We love being on top of a mountain, no matter how difficult or easy the hike may be. That is the one constant! Thank you ladies, you make me proud!
(Pictures courtesy of Tiina Ruus and Laurie Buchwald)