Once at the parking lot, Joe and I grabbed our trekking poles and the first stop was at the visitor's center to check on mountain lion sightings. Yes. There were recent sightings. At our late start, I doubt that we would see the mountain lion. Only humans are out hiking in the sun.
For those able to read Roman numerals and can read a sun dial, our late start is recorded with this photo. The sun dial is outside the visitor's center.
Note: The sun dial records daylight time. No one has set this dial forward for the summer hours.
Should have taken another photo of the sun dial after the hike. Blew that. Actually, I would have been embarrassed to post the time. That would be especially bad considering the short distance we hiked. The reason being is that Joe is considerably older than me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
After the hike, it was off to nearby Sedalia for lunch at Compadres.
Great lunch. Good hike. Caught up with Joe and his life. It was a great day.