Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ft. Toulouse/Jackson - 12/22/2009
Hike: Ft. Toulouse/Jackson NHP - Tue., 12/22/2009, 09:15-11:15
Distance: 4 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Temp in mid 40's. Gorgeous sunshine; bright blue sky. No wind.
Lots of fauna today: deer, squirrel, and many, many representatives from Aves! Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers are still quite high from all the recent rains. Could not hike the lowland trails near the Tallapoosa River - they were all under water! The mud left from the high water mark was a good 6' higher still. The sight around the boat launch on the Tallapoosa was particularly impressive. I have personally never seen the Tallapoosa that high. The normal placid surface and aquamarine color of the Tallapossa was replaced with a powerfully moving surface and a muddy-brown color.
LORD, YOU really stilled my mind and spoke peace, love, and joy to me today. Thank YOU for this magical place.