Wednesday, June 4, 2014

St. Regis Canoe Carry Trail - Part 3

We'd hiked the short distance to the St. Regis River and then decided to follow the shoreline through the forest, a bit of exploration:

It was a glorious day and I was happy:

But there wasn't much else to see, so we cut back to the main trail and began our journey back to the parked car:

This was a lovely forest and an easy trail, just what I needed with my new ankle braces:

And the dogs were well behaved. They finally seemed to have some understanding of not running too far ahead. They were pretty darn good about sticking close to me:

Through the forest we traveled:

And through the wet spots. You can see the earnestness on the faces of Daphne and Fergus. As for Clover, she was once again trying to keep her tootsies dry:

The pines gave way to balsams, and the air was again filled with their aroma:

Old Man's Beard, or Usnea - a lichen which hangs from tree branches:

We were almost back to the car:

We passed by the unnamed pond once again just before we arrived at the car. It had been a wonderful short hike and a great day to be alive and experiencing the wild forest. I hope that I was able to convey the joy of it to you in these posts:

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I am feeling the joy! What a beautiful place and I love the new crew cuts Fergus and Seamus have. Such a cool summer look.