Saturday, February 06, 2010
Hiking with Two of My Girls!
Hike: Mountain Creek, Sat. 02/06/2010, 08:00-10:00
Distance: ~ 4 miles Rating: 4.5/5
Conditions: Cloudy, windy, very cool and damp. Low 40's. Guess you could call it a typical Dixie Winter morning...
Diane and Gracie hiked with me! Certainly looked and felt like a winter day but many birds were "flitting" about and singing. No deer, coyotes, or foxes seen today. Quite a bit of water standing in low areas and creek flow was high, though not as high as you might guess. Forest floor mostly damp and soggy from recent rains. Diane's leg was hurting her (she pulled a muscle last week) some about halfway into the hike. Gracie enjoyed the sights, sounds, and smells immensely. I think she loves being outside with us. On a slightly unpleasant note, Gracie did pick up about 5 ticks. I was hoping it would have been too cool for them, but obviously not. Had to give her a flea/tick shampoo when we returned home.
Cut our hike a little short as I had to return to Prattville to conduct a funeral at 1pm. The lady was 97 years old. Her faithfulness, love, and service are models for us all. I believe she has heard, "Well done good and faithful servant. Enter into the joys of your LORD."