Okay, this is serious…I can’t stay away from Black Moshannon State Park. The Moss Hanne is an 11 mi (or 13 mi depending on who you ask) loop in Black Mo, and I’ve hiked it many times. It’s relatively flat, which makes it temptingly easy even for one of the shortest days of the year.
We thought we would totally knock this hike out of the park* in three hours, but the trail was mostly underwater and we struggled out onto the road four and a half hours later with cold, wet feet and numb hands.
Black Mo is high in elevation, so we managed to get above the ice fog.
New hiking buddy! (you can never have too many hiking buddies)
Cross the river as best you can!
Such a beautiful forest
This is what our trail looks like 😀
Lead the way, Bella!
Okay we’ve resigned ourselves to wet feet at this point
She’s checking out oak galls (more on that later)