Hike: Mountain Creek, Sun., 1/30/2011 15:30-17:00
Distance: 3.0 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Cloudy. Very mild. Temps upper 60's to low 70's. Wind-Calm. Trails in excellent shape. An sporadic drop of rain served as a reminder that rain was coming.
Hiked without my digital camera or backpack. Had just an hour and a half before darkness but was so glad I took advantage of the available time. Observed many passarines (as usual), the occasional woodpecker, gray squirrel, and chipmunk, quite a few crows and one hawk. The forest was a still and mostly quiet place this afternoon. There was a different feel, a very good feeling, in the forest today. Maybe it was the clarity and peace. Perhaps it was the promise of rain. It was most likely all of that and so much more! It felt so good to be hiking in YOUR Creation, LORD. Thank YOU for YOUR love and care, YOUR very presence in my life.