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Solstice celebration 2013

crossing a steam on the Devil's fork trail near the Devil's bathtub

We celebrated the Solstice today by hiking part of Devil's fork trail.

Be prepared for multiple stream crossings with water occasionally above the ankle.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Mark's leg looks really long there! Looks like fun. We opted for the long way around the neighborhood and, my, wasn't it warm?
Comment by Brandy Sat Dec 21 20:05:28 2013
What kind of tree is that with leaves in December? Often our climates seem comparable (SW Ontario) but we definitely don't have those! And tomatoes aren't planted till late May.
Comment by Chris Sun Dec 22 21:28:37 2013

Brandy --- Crazy warm! Too bad we can't count on that for every solstice celebration. :-)

Chris --- Those are rhododendrons --- the leaves are leathery and evergreen, although you can't tell from the photo. It was nice to celebrate the solstice with something green.

Comment by anna Mon Dec 23 08:07:51 2013

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