We are enjoying some good weather now although there is still a lot of haze and smoke in the air. It is near perfect hiking weather. The sun was fairly warm at the peak, but there was frost on the shady parts of the trail near the top.
We didn’t encounter anyone on this hike, nor did we on the following two hikes. In fact, only once this summer did I encounter anyone on the trails. I suppose it’s mostly because I prefer hiking in the more remote areas, most of which are not popular (or well known) with tourists and partly too because I usually hike during the week rather than on weekends. Solitude deep in the back country and wilderness is something that I cherish.