Hike: Swayback (freestyle) - portions of Red and Black Trails; Sat. 5/6/2017, 10:12-12:30CDT
Distance: 5.3 miles Rating: 4.8/5.0 Difficulty: Easy
Conditions: Met several hikers and bikers on trail. Weather was perfect and people were taking advantage of the opportunity to get on the trail. Gorgeous clear blue sky. Light & variable wind. Upper 60s to mid 70s. Trails damp but in good shape.
Hikes to the chorus of Passerines. Squirrels were busy about the forest floor as usual. Dragonflies, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies, & Damselflies were in abundance. Lake Jordan was serene and inviting. It would have been a good morning to take the kayak out for a paddle. At least one kayak angler was fishing in the big lagoon as I hiked through the area. One of these days the turtles will learn that I am not going to bother them -- they do not have to dive back in to the lake as I hike along the shoreline.