Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weekends Are Made for Hiking


I went for a short hike this morning at North Park.  The humidity is at 90%.  I parked on top of the hill on the Ridge Road, but as it goes, there was a pretty big hill about half way.  It dropped about 200 feet elevation in about a quarter mile.  Coming back up was HARD!!!


I saw a very pretty deer.  It was a young buck.  Then there were baby turkeys that I kicked up.  They scared the bejeebers out of me!  Perhaps I should have brought my Bear-Bell?  There was a snake, but it was dead.  It still startled me though.  There were bikers, hikers, chipmunks, squirrels, bunnies, and bugs… beautiful dragon flies and even a butterfly or two.  It’s interesting how much you will see when you are out there without making a lot of noise. 



Given the heat and humidity, I chose to keep it short today… only 80 minutes and 2.6 miles.  Better than nothing, but not long enough to be caught out in the hottest part of the day. 

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