Jardine Juniper, 3 October, 2021
Nine hikers started out in clear, crisp (32 degree) conditions to enjoy a colorful autumn hike and mother nature did not disappoint! Both the red maple and the aspen put on a brilliant display along with a few lingering wildflowers.
We were happy to use the new bridge and enjoyed walking some recently relocated sections of the trail.
One highlight of the day was finding bear scat on the trail. Many of our group have spent years hiking this forest and while we know there are bears in the area, we had never seen this evidence in the past.
The day warmed as we walked and was quite sunny and hot when we reached the tree at about noon. We took the required photos and then went back to a shady spot near the lean-to for lunch.
Thanks to Brent for the narrative and photos, Dave P. and Jane for photos and Dave W. for photos and GPS data.