O.K., O.K.! So I missed a day in my journal. Big deal!
Yesterday we hiked up Chilnualna Falls. It was pretty rough, and I was exhausted when I got to the top, but I made it without stopping.
Today we went back up, and it was a lot easier. Part of the reason was probably the weather. As Moose said it was like December in Illinois. God, I loved it! The thing I miss most about Illinois (other than friends) is the snow and cold weather. Yes, I’m one of those psychos that actually enjoys Chicago winters.
Today we saw this meadow that was really beautiful. There was a fresh layer of snow on the ground, and there were big trees (pines, I think. Definitely not sequoias) all over the place with bright green
moss lichen all over the trunks. I took a picture, and then had Robert (Waffle) take one of me with the meadow in the background for the folks back home.