- Dry ground conditions.
- No snow.
- Few bugs.
- No bear sign. Found a baby chick randomly on the trail alone.
Perseverance is a wonderful trail, and one I love to do frequently. Because the sun sets behind Mt Juneau, it can be in the shade during the afternoon. But for the recent crazy whether we have been having, it’s nice to hike in the shade.
The bugs aren’t bad, but they were around today. Hiking in just my Under Armor shorts and my SmartWool light weight top, I was plenty warm. I brought my trekking poles, but never used them. I brought two Nalgenes of water, but didn’t even finish one. I thought that it would be hotter than it was, but hiking in part-shade made it not too toasty.
Kiska has a favorite puddle she always wades in, and I was happy to see that even with all the hot whether, it was still there for her to cool off in today.
I like the juxtaposition of the flower and the barren rock.
When you first start out.
On the far right you can see Matt in the red shirt, Sherrie in the blue shirt, and Tracy in the black shirt. This gives you an idea of the drop-off along this part of the trial at the beginning.
So I found this baby bird on the trail, because I almost stepped on it. Not sure why it was all alone… But we put it off the trail so dogs and bikes wouldn’t find it. It wasn’t there on the way back, so I am going to tell myself that it’s mother found it.
Matthew said it was ‘free dog food’. What a brat. When I actually held it down for Kiska to smell, she jumped back and wouldn’t come near me. Yep, that’s my dog.
This is what most of the trail looks like.
A nice photo-op.
The ‘end’ of the trail is here, where the river washed out the bridge. Though I have seen people wade through the water and continue on, I’m not one of them.
From the ‘end’ of the trail looking back the way we came.