Today, I needed to take a walk, so I hiked a 7+ mile roundtrip to the "Sheep Meadow" (where there aren't any sheep, and there's hardly any meadow), near to where I camped back in February. These photos will make it look like a fairly decent spring day...but it actually rained 2/3 of the way in, and the trail was rather wet in a few spots. No worries: it was still great to be out, and there aren't any bugs yet! The two lean-tos were in great shape (and a much appreciated dry spot for my late lunch), and the other building is a horse shed (it's an equestrian trail, for those so inclined).
Now, last Thursday was all about getting wet. Fr. Stitt and I went whitewater rafting through the Hudson River Gorge with ARO. It was a blast! The water was significant higher than when I'd rafted the same stretch of river a few years ago...but significantly lower than just a week before when there was a massive rush of snowmelt, as our guide vividly described for us. We had a blast!