Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Sock & A Trail

I guess after the year-long saga of my last pair of socks I've decided never to let that happen again. I already started a new pair, and I'm past the heel on the first sock! That's speed knitting compared to what I've been doing. I've heard many knitters say that stockinette is "boring," but I am perfectly content to knit round and round in circles forever. I usually am doing something else while knitting, like watching a movie or reading, so I don't like my patterns to be too complicated. Thanks to Mango for the yarn!

And now, another trail:

Trail: Elephant Back Mountain
Date: July 19, 2008
Length: 3.5 miles
Elevation: 800'
Time: about 2 hours

I didn't take too many pictures of this trail, since it is mainly goes through the woods & is fairly flat until some steep switchbacks towards the end. This seems to be a well-traveled trail, particularly because I think it appears on a lot of "must-do day hike" lists. The views at the top are well worth the effort:

Unfortunately we only had a few minutes of quiet at the top until two women showed up and decided to make cell phone calls to everyone they know. I wouldn't have even thought to check if I had a signal at the top of a mountain!
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