Distance: 5.0 miles Rating: 4.5/5
Conditions: Mostly sunny. Warming up rapidly from low 20s to upper 40s this morning. Wind calm. Trails still wet/muddy from recent rains. Busted up in a spot or two with ice. Five mountain bikers on the trail today. Surprised by the greater than normal number of hikers -- a couple of family groups were out enjoying the trails!
Many passerines flitting through the low forest canopy this morning. A few were singing but I could not tell which ones. Heron and ducks were present as usual. Spooked one whitetail doe about 3/4 of the way into the hike.
Absolutely gorgeous day to be out enjoying GOD's great creation!
24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalms 31:24 (NKJV)