Hike: Mountain Creek, Sat. 05/08/2010, 09:00-11:00
Distance: 4.0 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy. Moderate breeze. Mild temps (front coming through to lower temps). Park received lots of rain this week (4+ inches most likely). Ground and trails still damp but no standing water. Creek and streams slightly above normal flow but not what I would consider high.
Shorter hike than I would have liked but had to prepare for Mr. Mack Lee's funeral this afternoon. Amazed at how much trees and other plants have "leafed out" since I was here last. Sweet perfume of the Honeysuckle was extraordinary. Many woodpeckers at work in the forest today. The usual passarines were my constant companions throughout my hike. Quite a few chipmunks and gray squirrels scurrying about this morning as well. Saw one small brown snake up close. (Still have to ID his species.)
Was good to get outside and enjoy GOD's Creation after almost two weeks of long outage workdays.