After I hit the "publish" button for my post "I live with a chronic condition that I've spoken about publicly before" we headed out to Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal. I was feeling a great sense of relief and freedom.
Northern Loop Trail is only one mile up!
It looks so quiet and peaceful, BUT!
There was a morning race happening and we were caught at the end of it! For the first ten minutes we had dozens of runners passing us by, and because people in Maine are friendly, each and every one said hello to us. Wayne and I were "hi-hello-what's up-how's it going-morning-nice day-etc"ing for the first ten minutes.
The coast is clear!
A PSA from Mr. T!
The exposed tree roots looked like a rickety old stairway.
Approaching the summit!
It was in the 40s that morning but it was warm on top with the direct sunlight.
View to the right.
Heading back down a different trail.
Pretty leaves covering my old and beat-up walking shoes. We went to L.L.Bean afterward to get a new pair but they didn't have my size so I ended up ordering a pair online.