Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail of Legends, Sat., 5/5/2012, 09:30-12:45
Distance: 7 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Partly cloudy. Very warm. Wind calm. Trails mostly dry. No one else on the trails (hikers or bikers)!
Welcomed canopy of hardwood leaves sheltered me from the rays of the sun as I hiked the Red Trail at Swayback Bridge. There were no other human companions sharing the trails today, but I was not alone. I always enjoy the fellowship of my SAVIOR and today I also had plenty of animals keeping me company. It must have been "National Squirrel Day" -- the gray squirrels were around every bend in the trail, overhead, and bustling across the forest floor. One young squirrel even posed on a small trunk for his picture! Birds were singing and enjoying the day. A couple of tufted titmouse were arguing about something (probably who was the best looking guy!). Although the humidity was high, the temperature was not too hot. The welcoming shade of the hardwoods was most appreciated today.