This year’s “birthday hike” also referred to as the Fall Creek Mountain hike was on 9/15/2018, a windy fallish Saturday. Weather was clear but cool so no swimming this time. A small group this time with Stephen Banister and Susan Mahaffy joining Kate and I. Instead of being harder, since I am now a year older, it seemed to a piece of cake. A truly enjoyable and beautiful hike this year. I didn’t wear my normal hiking and kayaking safari hat this time, and because of the high winds blowing my ball cap, I regretted that stupid decision to make a change.
We counted 13 lakes this time from the 7500′ peak. Wind must have been blowing 30-40mph. Weather in low 60s. Perfectly clear sky with some stunning cloud formations. I took some really nice photos but after emailing just four of them, my Micro Sd card died and I was unable to retrieve any of the many photos I had on my Galaxy S9+. Very strange as I have never had that happen before nor heard of it happening. I guess the cards can’t last forever but I would have thought it might have gotten corrupted or some such warning beforehand. It won’t even show up as a device on the phone or even on my two computers. Every photo had been backed up except this day’s photos. oh well….
Note: History of this hike group hike goes back to 2006 when Kate and I along with our pups Ben and Biggs went up there. Here is a recap.
Here are the few photos that I was able to retain: