Hike: Swayback Trail of Legends - Lakeside - Sat., 07/09/2016, 09:00-12:00CDT
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate due to heat/humidity Rating: 4.5/5
Conditions: Mostly cloudy to Thunderstorm. Rain starting at end of hike. Hot/humid. Light breeze. Trails in excellent shape.
Great hike. Time to worship, pray, meditate, and enjoy GOD's Creation. The thunderstorm came up quickly. One of the typical "pop up" summer storms. The cooling effects of the accompanying rain were most welcomed.
Birds, insects, frogs, turtles, squirrels, and lizards were quite busy along the trails. The frogs were very small (a new crop?). Insect repellent creme (DEET 40%) seemed to work effectively keeping mosquitoes at bay. Ticks and horseflies were also non-existent.