Interesting mushrooms that I thought were litter from a distance.
Here's what I'm pretty sure is a new bridge. There are several like this in spots that get muddy a lot. There could be a few more.
5.45 miles in 2:10, 13,295 steps, 372ft gain
It was really fun exploring the Northwest section again. There are so many trails up there and I always spend a good portion of the summer getting reacquainted with them. And I saw a coyote today! I stopped for a pee break and it jumped out of the same bushes, about eight feet away. Obviously my hands were occupied and I couldn't get a video.
However! I saw a deer right by where I parked. It didn't even seem bothered that I was around, and walked right toward me.
We just got back from a lovely barbecue at the adult family home where Garrett's grandma lives. They just completed a new deck out back, which was a nice place to sit under an umbrella and enjoy a meal.