Below Pusch Peak is the nice, 2.5 mile, Linda Vista Loop hike. It was closed for quite awhile even though it was unaffected by the Bighorn Fire. However, the area was involved in the fire fighting effort. Fire fighters cleared a small portion that borders the trail.
While one can see the brush dragged to the west side of the trail and the absence of mesquite and other trees on the right, mountain facing side, it's not real obvious so the area seems about the same. Then my followers, I had a flight scheduled to Ohio for Friday, began pondering and decided to....
....drive again! WTF is wrong with me but I wanted to take my back-up bike to Ohio to have it tuned up, take my golf clubs so I could play golf with my son, etc... Above, I pass through turbines in TX as the sun rises. A little later I....
....stopped at a gas station where I met a guy who was doing a grand circle around Texas. He was riding a Salsa gravel bike. I forget the distance but quite impressive. And not soon thereafter....
....I entered the great land of the Buckeyes. "Fear not my wonderful followers. I will be here but a few days to cut down dead trees, visit my 100 year old mother, visit other family, play golf with my son, participate in the wondrous Thursday New Albany Cycling Club group ride (where last week the "Rivet" group averaged 25.7mph) and shiver as the temps drop. Back soon!