The weather took its time clearing so we shortened the hike.

We headed up the Jerusalem Trail checking out some late summer flowers – Asters, Jewelweed and berries from Jack-in-the-pulpit.

Once we reached the Long Trail we decided to check out how the rebuilt of the Glen Ellen Lodge was going. We met 2 of the guys working on the lodge and they showed us an old photograph of the original lodge. After enjoying lunch around the fire and chatting with the guys it was time to let them get back to work. They projected it would take around 5 weeks to finish the lodge. Here’s a few pictures with the floor and bunks ripped out and the lodge jacked up. Everyone found it interesting to see what goes into rebuilding the lodge.

We headed back down the Jerusalem Trail noticing a few turning leaves and a hint of Fall in the air.

We had nine hikers: Carol Hignite, Karen Weissenstein, Jean Cannon, Steve from CA, Margaret Benn, Denise Gumpper, Nancy Wright, Kristen Lang, and Mary Keenan – leader.