Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail, Sat. 7/3/2010, 06:30-09:30
Distance: 7 miles Rating: 5/5
Difficulty: Easy Map Coord: N32.62435 / W86.24025
Conditions: Clear. Surprisingly mild for July. Less humid this morning. Very nice, steady breeze. Felt good.
Thinking about freedom in CHRIST (Rom. 8) and about how I do not take every thought captive as I should. Plants were the stars today. GOD blessed me with beautiful wildflowers and inspiring hardwoods. It was a feast of light, shade, color, texture, and shape. Mimosa perfume permeated the air throughout much of the hike. Thank YOU for the caress of the breeze and the opening of YOUR treasures on the forest floor. I have ID the large leaf hardwood. It is a Big Leaf Magnolia. Somewhat rare apparently. Well represented here and at CRATA. Several mtn bikers and trail runners today. Lots of vehicles headed down toward Coosa River launch at Jordan Dam.