Seven Crossings

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Pate Hollow Trail is a 6 mile loop, with a few shortcuts as variations. In its longest version, it requires seven stream crossings.

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We follow them here counterclockwise, so to speak, if you look at the trail from above on a map.

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We also follow them in spring, when the streams carry water, for additional challenge.

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The crossings are small obstacles and excellent landmarks, telling how far we have progressed.

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The actual obstacles, however, are the in-betweens, where one has to climb up a few hundred feet just to descend again to the next crossing.

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So we can learn a lesson: progress is measured by landmarks, but achieved by what we do in-between.

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Care to join me for another round?

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