Stepping off an overgrown path, three members of Ancestral Trails Historic Society climbed the wooded hill in the Younger’s Creek area about 8:30 a.m. in search of a cemetery.
The temperature did some climbing, too, rising steadily from the mid-80s into the lower- to mid-90s, the foliage embracing the wet heat. Sweat beaded on reddening skin.
The trio reached their destination a short distance up the hill: a neglected graveyard containing broken headstones and footstones. Weeds, fallen branches and leaves covered the cemetery.