June 23, 2013.

Some friends scame in to visit from out of state, so I took them to Table Rock. It’s a short, easy trail with a big pay-off. You can read about my other trips to Table Rock here (in early spring) and here (during a storm.)

17487_10201674994901332_404742281_nThe trail is a little hard to see in a few places because it’s so rocky- but no worries, it’s easy to find after this short, rocky stretch. The trail is over to the right in this photo. This is the only place with an uphill climb and, as you can see, it’s very mild and gradual.

1012998_10201675001621500_92970777_nAs per tradition, I took a photo of myself on the edge of one of the many outcrops on Table Rock. The blueberries were just starting to get ripe, but so many blueberry bushes grow up there that the berries were still plentiful.

7766_10201674995821355_1316680587_nOf course, not all photos can be serious….a large section of rock about 5 feet below the main section of Table Rock allows for photos like this. You can see the aforementioned extra section of rock in the photo above this one. The weather was much better on this visit. A turkey vulture was swooping through the valley below us as we had a picnic on the rock.

1013886_10201674994621325_1534343945_nCanaan loop road never fails to look lush and green in the summertime.