What we did not know was that the 900' of elevation gain would come all at once, and right from the start. Bad omen #4. We also found that the only thing hiking this trail for the past year or so were squirrels, deer and moose. Bad omen #5. Am I being overly critical?
Bottom line is that we reached the limited view on Doublehead and decided we had had enough. We grabbed lunch and headed back down. The additional 5 miles RT to reach Percival just was not in the cards today.
The gates of hell (ok, there I go being critical again)
I've never seen one of these on a hike before...
A 'beautiful' snake. Is there such a thing?