Saturday, February 28, 2009
Sometimes you gotta go with Plan B
Hike: Mountain Creek, Sat. 2/28/2009, 10:41-12:43
Distance: 4 miles Rating: 4/5
Conditions: Cloudy. Fast moving clouds. Many strong t-storms earlier in morning (some tornadoes east of us). Several blow downs in the forest. Windy. Temps in upper 50's to mid 60's. Pleasant day in the forest.
Was planning on spending Fri night through Sat evening with Dad & Mom but severe weather kept us close to home. Went to Mountain Creek after squall line of storms had passed our area to spend some time on the trail. Hard to be still and listen today for some reason - not sure why.
Many passarines about - getting ready for Spring. Wonder if they realize it is supposed to snow tonight/tomorrow morning?! Got quite close to some sparrows and thrashers on the Hickory Hill Trail. Several gray squirrels busy scurrying around. Vocal crows and high flying vulture. One species of hardwood is blooming already in the bottom land. It is a quite stunning, soft red bloom. Not sure of the species yet. (Maybe a red maple?) Most water I have seen in the small creek through this park! Verse on my mind, Psalm 121. Speak to me, LORD I desire to know YOU better and follow YOU closer.