A hike into Horsethief Canyon to move a cache
Fortunately for me, he is immune to poison oak, so when we arrived at the location, he retrieved the container. I placed it close to the trail under a couple of rocks. It isn't on the boulders covered with soft, fuzzy moss anymore, but I'm no longer endangering anyone's health . . . or at least I hope not.
I took a few pictures of the devastation . . .
and of a tree beginning its recoverey.
It will be interesting to see which of those many new fresh sprigs finally becomes a major branch.
It was a beautiful day, but the four-mile hike wasn't nearly long enough.
That's a good sign. A couple of years ago, after a four-mile hike I would have been done in for the day, and the next, and the next . . .