Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Last Day of Summer



Sunrise Over Beards Hollow

I awoke this morning and realized that today was the last day of summer so it seemed fitting that an adventure was in order.  I loaded the camera and my mountain bike before dawn and headed for Washington’s Cape Disappointment State Park.

I began the day with a hike to the top of McKenzie Head.  Although the summit is only a half mile from the parking lot, the trail is rather steep.  Nothing gets the blood pumping like a non-stop hike up a steep slope.

Next, I spent time hiking around the Beards Hollow wet land and made numerous photos in the early morning light.  The nice thing about late September is that the tourists are long gone and you have the park pretty much to yourself.

To end the morning, I took and eight mile bike ride along the Discovery Trail.  The trail runs along the beach and approximates the route that Captain Clark took while exploring the area in November 1805.

The majority of the next two weeks are loaded with volunteer commitments so the next adventure will have to wait!


monstev said...

I did not know they had a trail around the lighthouse area. I would have enjoyed that hike or even biked it.

Steve Skinner said...

Monte, come for another visit and I'll hike it with you!

Earl said...

It sounds like a great way to spend a day, any day, Steve. Nice photo too!

Steve Skinner said...

Earl, it was the perfect ending to an outstanding summer!