Rainy Couple Of Miles On The Bill Ballard
Man, the weather around here just does not want to play ball! Two days ago, it was rainy with sever thunderstorms rolling around. Yesterday was an absolutely perfect day up in the Greens, with mid 60°s and mostly sunny skies. Today, we’re back to rain, and it’s going to stay around for the whole weekend – UGH! I was actually planning on going on my first backpacking trip of this year this weekend with Krysta, somewhere into the Whites, but when I woke up this morning to pounding rain, I quickly changed my mind (and promptly went back to bed for another few hours).
After I finally managed to drag myself out of bed and get enough espresso into my blood to begin moving, I started discussing with Krysta what we should do. Certainly, we couldn’t just sit around all day – we had to get out and do something active, even if it was going to be awfully wet. Backpacking in the rain is all sorts of pain in the ass, but day hikes, well that’s rather do-able. After some deliberation, we decided to hike the length of the Bill Ballard Trail (a nice and mellow ~4mi), starting from the top and then walking back to Krysta’s house, an additional mile or two.
Well, as I said earlier it was raining and wet, and the rain only intensified as we hiked along. So unfortunately, there aren’t any pictures of the hiking itself, even though the Grand Canyon of Norwich was roaring (well, as much as it can be…). We did stop at the end though (at the Norwich swimming pool) to give Sophie a chance to swim around and fetch us some sticks.
Where’d it go?!
Sticks are awesome!
Awesome enough to destroy!
Om nom nom!
Swimming labs are happy labs.
With any luck, the weather tomorrow will be a bit better. Although today was a fun day, this rain nonsense needs to stop already.