Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail, Sat., 12/3/2011, 08:25-12:10
Distance: 8 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Mostly clear, bright blue sky. Light breeze stirring the tree tops -- bringing down a few leaves during the hike. Temps cool at the start but warming to mid 60s by noon.
Started on the Black Trail in Reverse. Included portions of the Red Trail and double-track. Many hikers with dogs out today but they were all friendly. Only met 4 mountain bikers.
Observed many robins again near the 2 mile marker. Not sure what attracts them to this area so much. They fly away from me as I hike the trail but never leave the general area. This forest is predominantly oak and hickory -- perhaps this area is abundant in one of their favorite foods. Observed about 4 whitetail deer (doe).
Thoughts on GOD of Wonders - message for tomorrow.
Right foot bothered me a little starting about mile 6.