Hike: Various trails - Mountain Creek Park; Friday, 24Nov2017, 07:50-11:20CST
Distance: 4.1 miles Difficulty: Easy Rating: 4.8/5.0
Conditions: Beautiful clear blue sky. Calm. Mid 40s to low 50s. Trails dry and in good shape. No other trail users today.
Quite a few squirrels scampering across the forest floor. Gracie gave a good chase to one along the Nature Trail!
We were serenaded to bird song throughout the hike and even the cadence of a woodpecker on one occasion. Robins were abundant near the Pine Upland Trail.
Gracie enjoyed the frisbee time in the Pine Upland clearing as always. How much slobber can one dog get on a frisbee?...
The forest was bathed in a beautiful golden hue with the mid-Autumn morning sun. Long filaments of spider silk glistened like Christmas tree icicles. Hardwood leaves and pine needles blended together to make a soft, silent carpet as we hiked and played frisbee together. Except for bird song and woodpecker percussion it was quiet enough to clearly hear Gracie's footfalls as she ran back and forth along the trails and off-trail into the forest.
A beautiful day for a hike with my Best Trail Buddy. Thank YOU, FATHER, for YOUR love and blessings.