Saw the thing I finally realized was how the spiderwebs get across a trail. I guess I never really thought about it before beyond some vague notion that maybe the spider would somehow crawl down to the ground, cross the trail, and then make its way back up the branches on the other side to leave those strands right at head level where I could have the pleasure of feeling them stick to my face as I hiked through. It is much simpler for the spider if it just lets the silk drift across in the faintest of breeze. Duh.
Location: Hillcrest Drive, Sitka, Alaska