This weekend was mostly rainy and yucky but I found a few hours’ break in the weather and headed out for a hike on the trail nearby. It was still pretty wet, though, and I was glad I wore my waterproof boots since much of the trail was a big puddle. After 8 miles I came to a crossing and called my partner and he came and picked me up. (We went bowling yesterday and that left him super sore, so no hiking for him. I don’t know how bowling is so strenuous…)
The wet spring weather meant all sorts of cool plants were doing their plant-y thing. I was excited to see tons of Jack-in-the-pulpits, and there were lots of plants I didn’t recognize. I really could use a good field guide.
Like this one was all over in the wet areas– it just took over any areas of standing water. It had giant leaves. No idea what it is!
I’m not sure how Protes Life is interacting with endurance exercise like hiking. I do seem to get tired faster. Someday when I’m feeling really motivated (and have someone to bail me out, if needed) I should try a long run and see what happens.
I have an app called LeafSnap that identifies trees. You take a photo of the leaf and it gives you the most likely suspect. I don’t know if it would work on this thing, which I’ve never seen before and is probably not a tree anyway?
That sounds like a cool app though! I don’t know too many trees around here either.