Hike: Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Gulf State Park, AL; Fri., 8/19/2016, 07:30-09:30CDT
Distance: 5.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Rating: 4.8/5.0
Conditions: Partly cloudy. Hot. Humid. A light sprinkle provided some cooling relief near end of hike.
This is a paved trail-way in the "backcountry" portion of Gulf State Park. It is shared between hikers, runners, and bikers. Facilities are wonderful. (Great job State of Alabama!) Trail does get some traffic, but it is not hard to find solitude.
Lots of wildlife abounds in the area. Passerines, alligator, turtle, tortoise, snakes, frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, and the like. The only wildlife viewed today were birds, dragonflies, and butterflies.
Excellent hike to celebrate my birthday at the beach!