There is a nice stand of cedars at the very top of the ridge behind us . . . which has never made sense to me as cedars typically like to grow in wet, swampy areas.
A view from one of the overlooks at the top of the ridge.
The "easy" side of the loop coming down off the ridge.
Why is it I always feel like I'm getting so much more good oxygen into my body when out hiking on a gorgeous winter's (as opposed to a summer's) day? Watch out, I feel really robust now. Robust? You know, stout . . . sturdy . . . strapping. Yeah, that's me . . . strapping!