Along the trail - Stormy Fair Hill - Mobile Pics / by Lisa Tossey

With the Susquehanna Super Hike just a month away, vivid race reports and related forum posts have scared me into doing some prep work. Which mostly involves walking EVERYWHERE.

Tonight I hit some trails in Fair Hill after work, to both train on some rocky inclines, and see how I fared pace-wise on them. A significant thunderstorm hit while I was out (and at the furthest point from my car, natch), which added to the fun.

I always love a good summer storm, and tonight was no exception. I was deep in the woods for the worst of it, and the towering old trees provided a safe haven. The arching full rainbow and filtered golden light in the aftermath made the temporary dampness worthwhile. Gorgeous.

The hike: