Today we hiked up higher out of the blooming chaparral above 5000 ft elevation & into the Jeffery pines, cedars, and leafless blooming black oaks. Always like coming home when we enter piney woods. The fragrance of the Jeffery pines in the sun was remarkable. Chris said it was like butterscotch.
|Chris and Seano as we got up into the pines. Oooooooh, so fragrant and cool.|
After 10 miles and topping out at 6000 ft my blisters became unmanageable.
Chris & Sean overruled me and insisted I take a Nero (near zero) day. So they rented a cabin we could stay in. Chris became surgeon general working on my feet while Sean pulled laundry duty. For lunch Sean & I split a locally made peach & apple pie and a pint each of ice cream. Chris had a combo of other yummies.
Tomorrow we have to make up for lost time.