If you’re watching the seconds tick down until the weekend, that means it’s time for another Photo Friday here on Modern Hiker.
We’re going to start things out with an absolutely beautiful shot from Diana, who took a little one with her to the Antelope Valley for this incredible image. She said this image is from the end of Avenue M, west of Quartz Hill Elementary School, proving that even though the Preserve’s bloom may have been stunted by the heat, there are still good places nearby to get your poppy on.
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." #RachelCarson #poppies #antelopevalley #explore #rei1440project #greettheoutdoors #neverstopexploring #babyhiker #wildflowers #myjoy #hiker #naturewalk #naturelurks #poppypreserve #thebest_southwest #theadventureproject #modernhiker
Cuong took this photo of his friend contemplating the view from the trail to Mount Baldy. Even though it’s a tough hike, Baldy’s always a reliable place to beat the heat … or at least, get up where it’s slightly cooler!
This photo makes it look like Demonica is just resting on a bench on the Los Liones Trail, but according to her caption she was waiting for someone to accompany her past a bobcat and rattlesnake that were fighting on the trail. It is definitely rattlesnake season right now – I’ve seen one on the last three hikes I’ve done – just remember to give them a lot of room and just let them do their rattlesnake thing if you encounter one. They don’t want to be near you any more than you want to be near them.
#TBT to that one time I hiked to #ParkerMesaOverlook alone and ran into a bobcat and a rattlesnake fighting on the way back from the overlook. Waited on that bench for almost an hour to see if someone would come so I could hike down with them… No one ever came so I ended up filling up my backpack with rocks and jogged back. ???? #NeverAgain I'll still do #SoloHikes just not there. ???? #HikeLife #XxDeMonIcAxX #HikingMetalPunks #DrMartensHiker
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