Right beyond view the path splits into three different directions.... which way to go?
This way? This little path leads across a small bridge over the little mountain stream that flows towards our house. This path eventually ends up right by the insane asylum... What about this way?
This one leads up the side of the hill, towards a logging road which leads to..... well, I don't know. How about the last path - I haven't been up this one.
Dang, this is steep, really steep, don't let the picture and the sniffing dogs fool you. See that suff in the middle of the path... its a partially frozen rivulet... eeeewwww, did I just step into a mud puddle?? Ok, did I just step into another one??!?? Well, the doggies have informed me that cold, wet, muddy feet are no reason to abandon this - as they put it- fantastic walk. Onward & upward then...
Hmm, getting a bit tired and thirsty....again, I know it doesn't look it, but this trail just keeps going up...
Oh, thank goodness a place to rest.
How nice to the Germans to put benches here and there....now if they would just provide some water. Next time I am bringing a water bottle! Off we go again - the path is now much more level. Wait, what do I spy through the trees??? I am saved!!
See that little "fireplace" looking thing that the dogs are all interested in .... its WATER. I didn't give it another thought but had a few sips. Aahhh, that is so much better. Now on the walk.
What is this??
Those are the diggings of a wild boar - yikes, I saw lots of these on my walk.... Now, I REALLY don't want to encounter any during my walks, 'cause except for my doggies I have not seen a soul when I am out there. Do any of you think these guys are going to be any help if we encounter these ferocious creatures?
Nah, I don't think so. I think they will run so fast, they will just be streaks. They will just let me fend for myself. I might invest in a walking stick with a really long sharp point....
My neighbor says that his little daughter just encountered two of the beasts while she was sledding down the hill by the insane asylum, and it scared her. Whaaaaat??? That is just a stones throw away... That is entirely too much wilderness for me!!
Back to my walk. After all that muddy uphilling this was my reward.
Time for the long walk down. Thanks for coming along.