A little bit of motion.

A two and a half hour hike has left me slightly sore today. My son and I hit the trails in a local natural area and the hills were impressive. All the huffin’ and puffin’ makes me feel a bit more motivated to regain my long-lost fitness.

That being said, the weather was gorgeous for hiking, and the natural area was beautiful. This time I had the foresight to grab the digital camera, so I thought I’d share some pictures.

Come on inside to see ’em…

On our trek, we encountered many scenic vistas, and sometimes inexplicable landmarks. For instance, this rock wall extended for nearly 300 yards in a more-or-less straight line. It is obviously man-made, but to what purpose? My son has his own idea of what it was used for

We walked for many miles, mostly on narrow paths, occasionally finding a place to stop and rest in this very hilly terrain. Sitting there gave us a chance to catch our breath and look up for a while.

At one point in our journey, we found a path out onto the water of the nearby river. Though we found evidence that someone less respectful of the natural area had been there before us.

And we found one landmark whose size probably doesn’t translate well for the photo. But if you look carefully, that’s my son standing near the bottom of the memorial tree, which is the oldest and largest white oak tree in the park.

Hope you liked the photos! We have plans to re-visit this particular natural area, since there are many trails there that we haven’t yet explored.

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4 Responses to A little bit of motion.

  1. jank says:

    Isn’t hiking with the kids the best?

    Glad to hear you’re still kicking …

  2. Dianna says:

    This looks so much like the park I like to do my trail runs in! You sure you weren’t in Connecticut? Oh wait…there’s no snow on the ground…lucky you!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Great pictures! I can’t wait to do some hiking myself now that the days are getting longer. Good to hear from you!

  4. Lafe says:

    Hiking with kids is a lot of fun, I must admit. I was worried about him being able to keep up, but it turned out that it was the other way around…

    And it was actually between snow/slush storms, Dianna. The weather here has been funky lately. We’ve been going from spring-like weather to snow, to spring-like weather, back to snow… This hike happened to be one of the few times that the trails were dry enough to hike on without getting all muddy.

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