He doesn't mind following me into the unknown.
I was more concerned with finding the faint indentations of the old trail.
With cries of delight I climbed a bluff when I spotted some very cool Lichen.
Dragon Horn Lichen. See the pine needle on the left? It is tiny but bluish. Some cool things about this lichen, apparently is glows under UV light. I think the name is just cool. [Taken with my TG6 pocket camera]
Charlie led and we followed the faint trail. Bill asked me if I knew where I was and I said I sure did. I stopped so he could get his bearings. We listened for the road traffic and then I pointed out that if we followed the Creek we'd end up at the Ice Caves.
He gave me a look.
Soon enough, we climbed a steep old trail and crossed an icy ravine. I asked Bill to take the lead up and over.
And then there we were. He recognized the ice formation from earlier this winter.
We took a break and then headed back to our vehicles.
The icing was probably going to be gone after this weekend of warm weather.
We did a neat hike without backtracking and covered 2.8 miles according to the Map My Hike App.
no one got lost.
However. I need to go back and 'shoot' a picture of the Hole in the Rock.