I went on another group hike at the Occoneechee Mountain park yesterday after work. This time it was drizzling and cloudy so there wasn't much light for taking pictures. On the other hand, the greens of the trees and plants were so vibrant and everything smelled delightful. Except maybe me--I fell down a few times while bushwhacking. The ground was just too wet for good footing on steep slopes.
I really like the picture below. Just a mossy log in a sea of ferns but the colors are quite nice.
Same kind of color palette in this picture. What little sun there was lit the glade and gave nice fresh green colors whereas dark greens and browns predominated in the woods. It made for a nice picture illustrating the tonal difference in the two areas.
And here's the group I hiked with. We're all clustered at the base of the quarry walls, just before we moved on to the steep part of the hike. Incidentally, it was just a few minutes later that I started my falling exercise as I tried to bushwhack my way along the quarry lip. It was just too steep and I finally had to give up.
And lastly, here's a picture taken from up on top of the quarry at the overlook. You can see the mist rising from the forest and Eno River. Pretty.
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