Friday, September 11, 2020

St Mark's Summit III

Our third time to St Mark's Summit. Our first time was Sept 4, 2016 at 4 hours with lunch break, second time was July 21, 2018 at 3:45 hours including going to the further lookout point and lunch. Today we did it in 3:53 including directing some ladies at the bottom (bit of a fiasco – never ask me for directions), a quick snack, going briefly off trail (sigh), and starting to wander down the Bowen Lookout trail (and thinking better of it). Not too shabby. 

You can see some smoke haze from the US fires in the photos, much more visible over the city as we drove up the mountain. But the air quality was fine. A hiker at the top told us that last week the view was totally obscured by smoke. By the time we got back to town tho, the smoke had increased quite a bit and the air smelled.

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