I didn't do any hiking on this trip. I did wander around a little here and there, but no exertion. The highest altitude I got to was only 6800 feet. I had a headache, though, and the higher I went, the worse it got. I think I had a touch of altitude sickness. The headache was gone by the time I got home.
At one of the places I was wandering around, I noticed a few bugs flying around. They looked sort of like lady bugs, except I'm used to lady bugs that are red and with consistent black spots. These were orange and some had spots and some didn't. I noticed a group of them on the leaf of a plant and took a picture because there were so many in one place.
I started looking around, and everywhere I looked there were more bugs. They were covering rocks and trees all over the place. I think they were trying to cover me, too, but they couldn't find any comfortable spots on me.
I had read about something similar to this on another blog and was going to link to it, but that blog has mysteriously vanished, along with its author. I think that must have something to do with the work he's doing now. Spooky stuff.
Click below to see all of the pictures.