Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Stroll and Slithering things!

Today we went back to the Big River Management area, it is over 8,000 acres, so lots of places to explore.
The trails are not well marked, just the major ones, so back track on some, when we find the trail is not that great for hiking, a lot of areas are watery mud pits.

This time we found a trail that lead over some small streams and ended at a place they call indian rock.
If I had not glanced over at the right time, on the trail, I would have missed this. It is hard to get a shot through the trees, but in the right position, you can really see the face, very neat.



We took a few different paths and had no idea which was was which. Too many paths in the area, so I decided I would keep going right and I had to end up back where I started and I was right, lol. We did find a an area where an old home must have been and nice rock cliffs. But I wanted to see the other lake, so we went back and found the main trail to the lake.

We found the lake and the path, but the water was so high, it had spilled over into the path.



I had no idea how far the water went down the path, it wasn't that deep, but it was this that made me decide It was time to leave the swampy path. There were quite a few swimming around.



We got a nice view of the end of the pond, but we need to start on the main trail next time, on the opposite side to get to the beach area of the pond. I hope you had a nice day, as well.

10 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

WHAT THE HECK IS THAT DEB??!! A HUGE WATER SNAKE??!!! EEEEEHHH GADS! I'd never hike again! Robin

paulette said...

We went for a long hike too...but thank goodness we don't have snakes like THAT...just little garden snakes and nothing poisonous! I don't think I would hike in that area!! YIKES!!
You be careful!

BubzRugz said...

Lovely hike.... I think I would have high tailed it out with extra guests like that....
Hugz

Allie said...

Oh my gosh - I hope you had good stout boots on - I'll look at nature from my car window, lol! Although Indian Rock looks really cool...

Courtney said...

Love hiking...snakes, not so much! That area looks very interesting! Indian Rock reminds me of our Old Man in the Mountains, which actually finally fell off several years ago in NH. It used to be so awesome.
Courtney

Quilt Hollow said...

Your hiking area sounds fun and unpredictable making it even more exciting! As for your snake friend...eek!

Joanne said...

Glad you had a nice walk but i DIDN'T look at the pictures!

acorn hollow said...

I hate snakes and for some reason dead trees in a lake creep me out.
but good walk
cathy

Joanne Lendaro said...

Looks like you've had some great hikes! Not for me! I'll take my hike at the mall!

Brenis said...

eewww eeeww eeewwwwww!! I woulda been up a tree so fast, wailing like a girl had I seen that!! ROFL!!! OH my gosh, just the picture creeps me out!