As we continue to deal with the 'heatwave' in Europe, we find ourselves becoming cold and wet on the trails. Go Figure! (Robyn L)
You can almost feel the heat. Fortunately, it's a 'dry heat' as people living in hot areas outside Florida are inclined to say.
...but worth the views. The hotel is over an hour ascent from the trailhead and it's a further hour to the destination peak.
The weather is always a popular topic of conversation, particularly at the extremes. Europe and the USA seem to be suffering under severe heat waves. During the week prior to departing from San Diego, it was awfully hot, particularly away from the narrow coastal strip that is usually ideal. People warned us that we would be traveling from the 'frying pan into the fire'. We suppose it’s a clumsy analogy but then we are not that deft with words. We arrived in Prague, Czechia to a warm welcome but with weather that surprised us to the cool side. Maybe we weren’t in Europe after all. Then we headed east toward our destination where we will remain for twenty-five days, our first stop being in Bratislava, Slovakia, for an hour. It was warm but as that was not our ultimate destination, it made no difference.
A brief break in the weather on our return.
Each step has to be careful. In fact, Jen hurt her back without even knowing the cause or where it occurred.
A rock slide area. We just struggled to avoid slipping on the wet rocks.
On slower days, we tend to count the trees. Unfortunately, after reaching 2.1 million, I lost count and gave up. Another quitter action on the day.
Jen makes her way in the earlier part of the trail but always over rocks and stones. Far from ideal.
When we were a little younger (and braver) in surprisingly good weather. (2019)