Laurie saw these mushrooms on one of the trees. They were the same kind that her Dad used to draw on. Click HERE if you missed that post. When she held the camera up to take the pictures, the sun poked through the tree tops and made the rainbow in the picture. She said "Dad's here".
As we started to hike again after lunch, we heard a loud creaking sound followed by the sound of tree branches breaking. We were both looking for an animal running at us. No animals, just this huge pine tree. It wasn't windy or anything, but it just fell over about 50 yards behind us.
Luckily, it fell in the other direction because we didn't realize what happened until the ground shook. Both of our hearts were racing at this point. We took the 1.3 mile ridge trail back out and tried to relax a little.
More vacation posts to follow.