I’m not usually much of a hiker and especially not in cold rainy weather. Yesterday though I hiked a couple miles in cold rainy weather, because the class I am taking required it. I was halfway looking forward to the hike because I enjoy this part of my territory but I was not looking forward to the cold rainy weather. I was greatly surprised though. The ice on the trees and the fog lifting off the hills/mountains was astounding. While there were times I was afraid I wouldn’t make it to the top because it was so steep and muddy, I did make it and it was worth it. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt. It was a breath-taking hike, literally and metaphorically.
The pictures don’t really do the scene justice since they make it look all “Elephant Graveyard”-like. It was beautiful.