Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail, Wetumpka, AL, Saturday, 02/12/2011 08:18-12:12
Distance: 9.5 miles Rating: 5/5
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Conditions: Glorious! Bright, clear blue sky. Not a cloud in sight. Light wind. Low 30's to low 50's. Trails wet but not muddy. Two other hikers and two mountain bikers on trails. Swampy area at trailhead was frozen over at beginning of hike.
Observed many passarines, crow, and woodpeckers. A few trees are beginning to show sign of budding! Spring is coming! A few insects moving around as it warmed up. Frogs were loudly singing at the trailhead swamp as I exited the trail. In the dead of winter life still remains.
Hiked a portion of the black trail today which added with the red trail totaled 9.5 miles.
Such a beautiful, peaceful, quiet place of solitude. It is so easy here to "be still and know GOD". The green tops of the Pines stand out vividly against the bright blue sky, as the gray spires of the leaf-less hardwoods paint stripes across the heavens. Thank YOU for meeting me here, LORD. YOU are magnified in YOUR creation. Strains of Joyful, Joyful, We Adore THEE played through my mind.