This mornings hike started along the Laurel river…with the rhododendron starting to bloom.
Laurel Falls was quite impressive.
Salty negotiating some tricky trail.
It rained a bit in the late AM then the clouds started to lift. We will hike around and along the lake in the background for much of the afternoon.
After a long descent we made it down to the lake and had a snack as the clouds lifted.
It was in the mid 70’s today with 90% humidity which made for some steamy climbs.
I felt surprisingly good at the end of a 22mi day with a lot of climbing, but I’m definitely ready for bed !