Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
The trail to Pinnacle Rock is one that Dirt Man and our sons have hiked several times. This was the first time for Wylie and me.
The hike starts at the meadows of Crabtree Falls. Wylie enjoyed the coolness and scent of the meadow grass. I think she would have been content to have rolled around in it for the remainer of the day.
There were uncountable fallen trees across the trail. We could climb over most of them, but a few were high enough that we walked under them. Others were so large that we had to crawl through or detour around them. The fallen trees were the most challenging obstacles of the hike as it was relatively simple.
The flora of the area is lovely and aromatic. There are many wildflowers, plants, mushrooms, fungi, and fruit trees.
This looks to me like something that should be thriving on the ocean floor rather than the forest floor.
This is a fascinating specimen growing on a log.
This is Pinnacle Rock. I am sitting on top of the mountain taking in the majestic view of the surrounding mountains.
Huckeberries (a wild form of blueberries) grow around the crags of the rock formations.
The air is fresh and the view is breathtaking.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver
What else can one do but sit in awe and wonder of our mighty creator?