Saturday, October 7, 2017

Tyke Hike #44 - Pike Lake

Mother Nature has really played hard ball with the 2017 Tyke Hike schedule. whether it be oppressive heat or severe thunderstorms, it feels like every hike this year has been held under questionable weather. Today was no different. While the clouds persisted throughout the day the rain held off until the start of the hike. Under the cover of Pike Lake's beautiful forest, eleven hikers avoided a good soaking (for the most part) on our way to the tower.

With some experienced tyke hikers and a couple of new friends, the kids certainly led the way, racing through the serpentine trail to the top of Powder Hill

Even without the peak in fall colors a few weeks away, the sights from the top of the observation tower were stunning. The rain seemed to hold off while we enjoyed the views as well.

On our way back, the rain picked up. The sound from underneath the canopy was soothing, but the pelting drops when the cover was sparse was forgettable. Despite the rain, we stopped to play at one of our favorite trees and posed for a "wet and miserable " photo before showing our true feeling after a wonderful, albeit wet, walk in the woods.

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