Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail of Legends, Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:10-12:30
Distance: 5 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Cloudy. Light rain at start of hike. Wind mostly calm. Trails wet. Temp low 70s! Lake surface in the sloughs was perfectly smooth and quiet. No ripples or waves at all.
Wonderful way to start 2013! I almost did not go hiking due to the threat of rain, but decided to go anyway. Good decision. The trails were void of any other people (no one else wanted to be outside in the rain) which meant I had exceptional opportunities to view wildlife. And the wildlife did not disappoint...
Observed large whitetail doe, small family of otters playing in one of the sloughs, chipmunk, gray squirrel, passarines, woodpeckers, and crows. The small family of otters particularly impressed me with their antics, vocalizations, and their movements trying to get a better look at me...
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)