|The Horse Shoe Trail marker at the start of the trail.|
|This blow-down happened right in front of me right after being lost. |
Had I not missed theturn originally, I may have been in danger when this massive tree fell.
Always trying to look on the bright side.
|Universal Trail Blaze Definitions|
The map and guide saved me a few times, but I also wasted tons of time trying to make sense of the trail on paper versus what I was seeing around me. Missing blazes, upside down turn blazes, backwards signs, etc. became the theme of my day and that was in daylight; the feat of following this elusive trail became even tougher in the dark.
|Stopped to change into warmer clothing, get out my lights and take a selfie.|
|A creek crossing.|
|At 70 miles I decided to change my socks|
and shortly after that I changed my mind and called it quits.