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Box Springs Mountain Park – Evening Hike

This evening I went on my usual hike up Two Trees trail into Box Springs Mountain Park. What was unusual about this hike was that it was my first attempt to use my backpack and I included 30 pounds in it for good measure. The evening started off warm and the hike was slow. However, […]

An Evening with Elizabeth

I had the opportunity to spent the evening with my granddaughter Elizabeth tonight. I have been out hiking the last two evenings, so why not a third evening. Mom dropped Elizabeth off and we got packed up. We had jackets, water, snacks, a first aid kit and a flashlight just in case we went on […]

Flora and possible Fauna

Flora and Fauna is just a different way of spelling “plants and animals” with less letters. As for today’s activities, it was another hike in the Box Springs Mountain Park. A couple of things caught my eye this evening. The first was the colors the seemed to be popping in one area. The pinks of […]

Snakes and Lizards

Today on the trail there was one Snakes and many Lizards. The hike was a felt little warmer than usual due to higher humidity. My pace was about the same as in the past. No new records. Just a few pictures of Snakes and Lizards.

This one is a garter snake. Probably the Mountain Garter […]

Breaking in Boots

For about 5 years I have worn the Asolo Power Matic 250’s. I love the boot and I have put on about 400 miles on them. The soles are showing wear. Additionally, my toes are starting to touch the boot on downhill descents. I hear your feet grow a little when you get old. They […]

Fuzzy and not so Fuzzy

It was a little cool this morning and very cloudy. With as warm as it has been, it was nice to have a change. It would be a good hiking day so I headed to Box Springs Mountain Park. I made it up to the spot where I took pictures of the sunset a couple […]

Weight of the Grandchild

It was another warm night. Elizabeth’s mom had a final to take on line so I offered to take Elizabeth for a walk. When she saw the backpack, she started saying “walk, walk, walk” excitedly. She may not understand that she is really not going for a walk. Grandpa is going for the walk.

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Evening Hike

As anticipated, it was in the 90’s today, 92 to be exact. I wanted to go hiking, but it is was hot outside. I decided to wait until about an hour before sunset knowing it would be a little dark on the way back down the trail.

One of the first things I noticed is […]

Cool and Cloudy – Until Tuesday

Today was cool and cloudy. A perfect day for a hike in the Box Springs Mountains. It was in the high 70’s today. Now on Tuesday the forecast is for 93 degrees. Some people are getting tired of the cooler weather. however, I am not really into days in the 90’s in April.

Off through […]