I started walking this morning at 5:38 AM. Today was going to be a short day, but rain was threatening so I was in a hurry.
The views started almost immediately in the first hour. They were gorgeous but my mind was focused on The Knife Edge. With rain approaching I did not want to be on wet big rocks. They get very slick.
I was done with Bake Oven Knob by 8 o’clock but still had some boulders to get over. I finished with the big rocks around 9 AM, that was the time it started sprinkling. I felt very fortunate. Until….
I tripped over this tiny rock – on flat ground! I went down… Down hard! Threw out my hand, which landed on a pointed rock and my knee took the rest of it. I now have a lovely bruise on the palm of my hand and my knee is a little bit swollen. Nothing that stops me from walking, as a matter of fact I got up and walked five more miles.
The rest of the morning was uneventful. It’s sprinkled off and on for the next two hours. I will say the forest are resplendent in the rain.
Hugh has plans for us this afternoon, so I’m off to enjoy another part of Pennsylvania.