If you don’t count the mosquitoes, it was a really fine morning walk/amble/little hike to the top of Silver Bump. This is quite a sweet little place – a short road walk followed by a short skidder road to the trailhead – and then a fine, well-maintained and booted trail to the top of the bump/hill with a ridge: one side offering a view of Silverton and the other a view of New Denver.
It’s a round trip of about 2 – 2.5 hours and makes for a terrific shoulder season hike.
So that worked out well. When I came home, Simon was just beginning to unload the new washer and dryer from the back of the truck. I helped (I think I did!?) – at the very least I pushed while he pulled on the dolly. Among Simon’s many virtues – he also happens to be incredibly strong. This is quite a blessing in this place where we live.
At any rate, I have already used the new equipment and it works beautifully. So – quite, quite pleased. And while I was at it, I cleaned the house and then watered the garden – more seedlings are popping up daily. Terribly pleased with it.
Watching Idaho Peak daily now – we’ll be ready to head up next week.