Sunday, August 09, 2009

First Mountain Hike: Lord of the Flies

About two weeks ago Julie and I made it out for our first "mountain" hike of the summer.  It was the Friday of our "heat wave" week and little did we know...

Our hike was beautiful...but we were up against something that neither of us had ever experienced before...flies...tons of flies.  We were caught in the middle; do we 1) go with shorts and t-shirts and deal with fly bites but stay cool, or do we 2) put on the zip on pants and a long sleeved shirt, die from heat, and endure the bites?  Really...I'm not exaggerating.  Usually when you're hiking, if you stay moving, the bugs leave you alone.  Not so...even while we were hiking at a very fast clip, the flies still swarmed us.  By the time we were done, Julie counted over 20 fly bites...on her right arm!  Me?  Well, maybe it's all my hair or I didn't smell as good; I didn't find a single bite anywhere on my body.  Hmmm.  Enough about flies.

The hike was hot, but beautiful.  We've done this hike before and it never disappoints.  Enjoy the pics!

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