These are all at Dunbar Cave state park, just a couple miles from school. The trails are very easy - the longest is only about 2 miles - but it's pretty! The woods were alive with squirrels and birds, and I startled saw a doe and her fawn off the trail at one point. Down by the lake (Swan Lake!) were ducks and geese, and turtles sunbathing.
Mostly there were other hikers (complete with requisite "exercise" clothes and a couple of dogs apiece). Somebody told me "you look too cute to be hiking!" which I decided to take as a compliment, except I didn't really consider this a hike. More of a leisurely walk through the woods, for which purpose my outfit was perfectly adequate.
Also: people look at you really funny if they catch you taking self-photographs on a woodland trail. So mostly if I heard someone coming I took nature photos instead.
|We're not at peak colour yet, but some of the trees are putting on their autumn finery!|
|Fuzzy, overexposed, failed "jump" shot. It makes me laugh.|