Sunday, December 18, 2011 – Bear Mountain Road – Continental Divide Trail
On this foggy, damp day, Mary Ann and I took Cisco up the CD Trail starting at Bear Mountain Road. Almost immediately, we ran into a longhorn steer but couldn’t get a good photograph of him through the trees. We climbed through a muddy path with loose rocks – glad I’m in the habit of using a walking stick. About an hour or so up, we hit a beautiful meadow that Mary Ann had pointed out from Eighty Mountain last week. I was humming, “the hills are alive with the sound of music” while we enjoyed the alpine-like scenery. The up and down mountain climbing gave us a good work-out.
We crossed a road named 4083D and it intersected with a road named 858. We hope at one point during the next 75 to walk the CD Trail from Bear Mountain Road to Little Walnut Road. That will be a cool day!
I’m very excited that I have completed 25% of my challenge. Only 75 more hikes to go. So far, this has been a very enjoyable, pleasant experience. I have a long list of hikes that I want to do again (and again and again!) and this is one of them!
3.65 miles / 3 hours
25 down / 75 to go