Today I want to take on a tour of one of my typical adventures. This is what I see on one of my hikes. I usually go for a few hours a day. For some of you it may seem like a long time, and for others it may seem like a walk in the park. For me it's an everyday adventure.
I'm not really going to say much about what you see in these pictures, but I will give a short description for each. Usually when I'm out there I am alone so there is no talking at all. Hiking is usually a very quiet activity, but the thoughts that can go through your mind make up for all of that.
This first picture is from the main trail of Heritage Park. They keep wood chips on these main paths so they don't get muddy. It's one of the bigger nature preserves around my area. A lot of people use this place, so I don't go here often. You can't walk these main trails without meeting somebody along the way. It's okay because they're nature lovers too.
This is one of the many side paths I like to travel. This one is just off the main path. Not many people travel this one. Most people don't like to enter the darkness of the forest. I love places like this.
This bridge is a place that I've shown many times here. I haven't been here in a long time. It's another place that leads into a very dark forest, and a small trail that many people avoid. This is another place I love. The bridge is fun to stand on, plus it lead into another world.
This trail is one of my favorite kinds of places. I took the picture from a bright area, but it gets very dark when you get back under the trees. The forest is very thick here, and the trail is very narrow. To me this place is irresistible.
I have only ever seen one other person in the place I took this picture. That was one of the park officials I talk to sometimes. The trail almost disappears in places back here. This place gets so quiet sometimes it's almost spooky. The only noise is the trickling sound of the creek that runs through here. I sometimes stop here and just sit on the ground to enjoy the silence.
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this quiet look at the hiking trails. I'm still trying to catch up with blog comments and things like that. It seems like I've been so tired lately for some reason (Not caused by the blogging). These trails are what my love of nature is really all about for me. Talk to you soon.