Sunday, March 13, 2011
Swayback Hike - Passed 1000 Trail Miles!
Hike: Red Trail @ Swayback Bridge TOLA, Sat. 3/12/2011, 08:45-11:45
Distance: 7 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Glorious blue sky! Mid 50's to low 70's. Light breeze. Trails wet from recent rains but not in bad shape.
"YOU are awesome in this place, LORD." These words went through my mind as I drank in the wonderful scenery: Redbud trees beginning to bloom, Red Maples already in bloom, a patch of woodland Violets in vivid display, several small early spring wildflowers already blooming, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, and several raucous Bluejays. Passarines were ubiquitous, as usual. Their spring-time melodies serenaded me throughout my hike.
Shared the early springtime with several mountain bikers and one trail-runner, but no other hikers. Surpassed 1000 (recorded) trail miles today! Looking forward to the next 10,000! Thank YOU, LORD, for YOUR presence and YOUR creation.