|climbing the ridge|
|the official scenic overlook for the trail, at the top of the ridge|
|the best part of the hike - a simple bench next to a mountain stream|
|me & my favorite spot on the trail, captured via the self-timer|
The best part of the hike came towards the end, when I turned a bend and spotted a sweet little wooden bench sitting right next to a stream. A perfect spot to sit and listen to the water and be very grateful - for the woods and the mountains, the sun and the snow, and the genius who placed that wooden bench there.