Hike: Trails at Confederate Memorial Park, Mountain Creek, AL - Sat. 11/27/2010 09:00-11:00
Distance: 4 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Gorgeous! Completely clear, bright, and sunny. Sun felt warm in the chilly morning air. Trails in good shape. Frost lingering in the shady spots. Recent rains and dampness made the forest floor soft and silent. Temps in high 30s to low 40s.
No one else on the trails today. Had a wonderful time to soak up the sun and commune with The SON! Good time to talk to HIM and think. Observed several woodpeckers, one was hard at work inside the hollow of a dead, standing pine. His pecking was slow and methodical. Sounded like he (or she) was taking great care to "get it just right". Thought I heard a turkey at least once (though never did see one). Squirrels busy about their business (as usual). A little bit of color still left in the forest - mostly yellow and gold, with just a touch of red. A beautiful and serene place.