Hike: Yellow Trail, Swayback Bridge Trail of Legends, Mon., 08:45-10:50
Distance: 4 miles Rating: 5.5/5
Conditions: Mild temps (60s to low 70s); light breeze; partly to mostly cloudy. Trails dry and in good shape.
One of the best hikes I have had in a while. I could "be still" and commune with GOD. Reminded me of forest hikes of my youth. Autumn canopy overhead and crisp carpet of leaves underfoot joined with the smell of Fall leaves to enrich my experience. Words are woefully inadequate to express how I feel when I am worshiping GOD amidst HIS Creation. HE made all of this for HIS glory and my enjoyment! Pictures cannot convey the treasure that is found here.
I spotted a whitetail doe (still had some spots) on the ridge line near the three mile mark. She skidded to an abrupt halt about 15 yards away upon seeing me. I remained still for several minutes observing her. She even stomped her feet a few times to try to get me to move as she was unsure if I was something to be afraid of or not. I finally moved a little and she scampered back down into the valley. I literally chuckled to myself and her youthful exuberance.
It was such a joy and solace to be in the midst of YOUR creation today, LORD. All praise and glory to YOUR name, my GOD!
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.
-- Psalms 19:1-3 (NKJV)