Answer: about 4 miles
The air smelled so fresh it made me smile to be out there. I had to take my own (slightly dorky) photo because I was hiking solo this afternoon. That's ok. You can see that I'm happy to be hiking.
(Get it? Fungi?? What a tired old joke that one is!)
...x 2 on the way back to the trailhead.
This was the only one with a little bridge.
Sometimes I splashed daintily across the creeks like this:
Oh, the lovely
lovely autumn colors...
I like to hike fast fast fast through the bracken ferns.
So much loveliness...do you feel like you are out on the trail with me?
I was solitary and quiet. The only sounds were the wind in the trees, the rushing creeks, and the chirpings and flutterings of the winged folk.
Never saw the woodpeckers, just their tidy square holes.