When we arrived the weather was fine, in the 60's and perfect for walking. Vicky having gained 2" in height because of her exercise routine (posture) needed a new pack, so she has a Golite Jam 50 in medium this year.
I can't resist taking pictures of all the little wild flowers along the trail.
The day was muggy without any wind at all, but we made short work of the 7 miles to the top.
The Geologic Survey marker for Bell Mountain. In all the years I have been coming up here I have never found it until today. Put in place in 1938
The view never disappointing when you arrive at the top of Bell Mountain. This year we arrived 30 minutes faster than last year. I fear I will be chasing Vicky across Scotland this year.
The clouds rolled through off and on all day, but no rain. We sat and watched the world go by and just relaxed and chatted about adventures to come.
It started to rain about 3 am and rained until 6:30 am. It was a gentle rain without much wind. It is exactly what we wanted to test everything out before Scotland
The front caused an inversion and the clouds layer was holding close to the ground when we woke.
But later that night we needed burgers!
The scale said I lost 6 pounds this weekend, but I am sure I will have made it back up now!