Cold, mostly cloudy, and windy with showers threatening for the afternoon, we headed further down a dirt road and hiked Magalloway Mountain to the fire tower at the summit. We appreciated stunning views through high winds and grauple after a very short but steep hike—less than two hours round trip.
We were back to the car before noon and decided to venture further up the road to Garfield Falls. The culverts weren’t buried deep enough so Joe regularly had to get out of the car to make sure the tires of my Honda Civic were perfectly aligned with the best path to cross due to my lack of clearance. We safely made it over every obstacle and hiked down the short trail to the falls, appreciating painted trilliums and thick spruce-fir thickets. Joe even caught yet another wild, native fish on this trip: a wild, native brook trout.
When we returned to the car, we appreciated our parking space just before an apropos intersection where two roads diverged in a wood—and we, we took the one behind us because it was getting late.
Day 4 will be posted in the coming weeks!