Hike: Mountain Creek, Mon. 7/27/2009, 17:25-18:20
Distance: 2.5 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Muggy. Temp in mid to upper 80's. Partly cloudy, a few strato-cumulus clouds in area but no rain yet. No wind - absolutely still in the forest.
Park was deserted this late in the afternoon (at least by humans). Many gray squirrels scampering about on the forest floor and jumping into the trees. The ubiquitous passerines were in evidence as I was serenaded with myriad bird-songs throughout the hike. It was easy to hear the different bird songs due to the stillness -- no wind and little traffic noise to interfere. Hiked the nature trail and the field areas since I wore short pants - did not want to pick up any ticks in the pine uplands (trails there are more overgrown). Was a very quiet and peaceful hike - Thank YOU, LORD.