When a few of us decided that hiking season was ready to start up again, we decided to see how much of Raven's Roost we could tackle. The kids were ready for some serious hiking because Doris and I finally had to convince them to turn around after more than an hour of steady hiking before they got too tired to hike back out!
We always like to take a rock throwing break after the first 20 minutes or so.
We're pretty sure this lichen is called Fairy Barf (there is a sample of Fairy Barf lichen that looks exactly like it in the Visitor's Center that helped us make that guess).
Here's a little video I took of the Little Sweetie as I hiked behind her. Unfortunately I forgot about the whole orientation issue and so the video is flipped! But it's fun to listen to her little toddler dialogue as she hiked.