The first day started off at 33°. With a crisp wind blowing I felt for sure that the actual temperature is lower. I headed up into the mountains. But first I had to traverse a big meadow.
By traverse I mean I had to be sure I didn’t step in the cow pies. Cows I have come to learn can be very noisy. When you’re zooming by cows on the highway in your car they look so peaceful. But when you’re hiking next to them they are loud animals!
I lost the trail a couple of times that day. I had to backtrack and find it. Neither time did I go very far. I am always on the lookout for the White Blazes. If I do not see them I check my map on my phone and it shows me whether or not I’m on or off the trail.
I can’t do the autumn colors justice with my iPhone. The scenery is magnificent.