It was a warm day and we enjoyed listening to the water and searching for big horn sheep. The area where we hiked is considered a critical watershed for steelhead. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife close the main road this time of year to protect Elk and Big Horn Sheep. We'd hoped to spot one, but the only "animals" we saw were swarms of ladybugs.
I enjoyed being with my sister, meeting these wonderful women and stopping for lunch! We found a great spot, lots of flat rocks and warm sunshine!
I felt like a kid when I said to Nancy on the way back, "when are we going to get back to the car?" She encouraged me to keep going, "the last mile is the hardest and we all are getting tired." Nancy is 76! We entered the trail at 10:30 and came out at 3:07. I don't know how many miles we walked, but I was really tired - a good tired, my lungs full of good, clean, country air!
I also enjoyed seeing the moss and lichens growing on the trees, just beautiful sights everywhere we looked!
I think I have a lot to learn about hiking - where to hike, what to pack, how long to hike, when to stop and rest, and perhaps getting some poles for balance.
Thank you, lady hikers from Moscow, for including me in your outing today. I hope I can join you again when you plan a trip to Lewiston. Or maybe I'll take your suggestion and find a Lewiston group or start one! Glorious Day!