Hike: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, Sat. 10/03/2009 11:00-13:30
Distance: 4.7 miles
Conditions: Gorgeous day! Sunny, virtually no clouds. Moderate wind. Warm - but not too humid.
Observed several small lizards throughout the hike. The ubiquitous passerines were singing and flitting around. Many butterflies, grasshoppers, and other assorted bugs were also in attendance. The most striking feature of the day though belongs to the Autumn wildflowers. They are in display all along the trails, hillsides, lake's edge, and throughout the forest. Fall is my favorite time of the year. There is something very special and dear to my heart about getting out in the forest during this time of year. Thank YOU, LORD, for this special time and place.