Gleaming in the light.
This guy was hogging the trail
here is the NASTY star thistle that invaded the trail @ about 2.6 miles.
We hiked maybe a 2/10 ths of a mile then turned back in pain and bleeding from the darn things. I certainly would not ride my horse through that!My other grievence of the day were the mass of noisy boaters. So much for trying to find some peace and quiet in the wilderness!