Saturday, January 02, 2010
Swayback Bridge Trail
Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail, Sat., 1/2/2010, 09:30-12:45
Distance: 7.0 miles Rating: 4/5
Conditions: Sunny. Very cool. Breezy
Many passerines including the same type of small green birds observed at Mountain Creek yesterday. Several people on the trail today running and hiking. Did not meet any bikers. Lake level is high. Water is a lovely aquamarine. Took quite a few pictures (did not take binoculars into field today but should have). Missed a good opportunity to observe many different birds today.
The wind-chill was noticeably cooler than yesterday, though I still had to come out of my lightweight jacket about a mile into the hike. New Gerber knife fit well on my belt. It also easily attaches to the back of the MountainSmith lumbar pack.
Passed several blowdowns along the trail which would easily make dens for small animals. Thought about -- 20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." Matt 8:20 (NKJV) Plan to use this in the Children's Time tomorrow.