Sorry- no time to write about Utah or Austria (or even the Book Cliffs). We spent another weekend out in the woods.
Dorinna and I wanted a short backpack close to home- just something to get out of the house. We decided on the Fish Creek trail, right on Pingree Park road. We left the house at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, and returned at about the same time on Sunday. In between, we enjoyed a hike through Aspen glades, pine forests, and open Ponderosa meadows. We hiked in not quite 3 miles on Saturday, climbing over a small ridge and down to Fish Creek. We found a great meadow, set up camp, cooked dinner and enjoyed a restful night. The moonrise was simply lovely. In the morning, we had a leisurely breakfast, and then day-hiked a few miles down Fish Creek, before returning to camp to head home. It rained when we were putting on our boots at the start of the trip, but then it immediately cleared up, and stayed that way for the rest of the trip. Certainly a cooler place to spend the night than down in the city!