|A foggy Fourth of July hike.|
July 4th weekend came and went, along with the visitors. It was quite calm though luckily. I spent the 4th heading out to a couple of different trailheads to help keep up the preventative search and rescue in the park. Unfortunately though, the weather forecast called for rain and thunderstorms throughout the day. We waited at the trailhead for a bit of time and when little to no visitors passed by we made the decision to hit the trail. We passed few people along the trail, but those that we did we made contact with to make sure they were aware of the predicted weather for their trek ahead. All seemed confident and kept moving along to reach the summit of Old Rag. After taking lunch and enjoying watching the fog move in further through the trees we pressed on toward the rock scramble and then the rain came. We enjoyed the day even with the weather, making me appreciate the job all the more.
|Mary's Rock Tunnel all socked in from fog!|
|Studying the Central District map before departing to look for our missing person.|