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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hickory Meadows....................

I have been meaning to check out Hickory Meadows for awhile now. Its a great place to hike we found. One must try to stay on track though. We got a little off track on the way back. We didn't get "lost" that would be difficult to do. I mean we knew where we needed to go, we just lost the trail. It was sort of fun cutting through the woods. Sort of exhausting. Danielle was a little worried I think.
Today it was Laura, Danielle Reina and me............Tristen was off in day camp. I had a doctors appointment this morning so we needed something close to home. It seemed like a good time to give Hickory meadows a whirl.
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Off we go......lovely meadows of wildflowers and long grass. Go frolick I said.
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Well, how does one frolick we wondered so I joined them.
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Hickory Hills was once a ski resort. Now its given over to hiking, biking, skiing and so on. Public use. It was a lovely walk through woodlands and meadows. Birds singing, butterfly and a few other critters we found.
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We went as far as we could go and then came back through more meadows. We found a pond. There were loads of dragonfly and even some fish. We spent a bit of time there. It was getting hot though.
Danielle says they are Sunfish. They have a blue irridescent tail. The dragon fly had blue spots and the ones I got pictures on had brown patches that made them look like tiny airplanes.
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I got a picture of Laura taking pictures of the fish.......I thought I should keep the camera on just in case. I mean she did face plant on the last trip hehe.
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Some lovely long grass, fun to walk through. Laura disappeared.
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On the way back we had to cross the very small stream, but apparently its not always so small. Someone built a nice bridge.
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It was very tricky for me, remember my vision problems.
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Some views from the woods were very pretty looking out on the meadow. I was hoping for deer but there were others around somewhere we could hear them in the distance. I bet in the mornings you would see wildlife.
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Someone had built a Tepee out of branches. Seems to be a popular thing to do.
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The girls were picking rasberries
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The strawberries were all gone, over and done with. There were some lovely wildflowers though
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At some point I will be teaching the kids the names of the flowers.
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Well that was an adventure. Who would think that when you went from one trail to the other in a straight line it would not work out. The original trail must have started at an angle because we sort of lost it when we cut through the woods and it did take awhile to get back on track. We met a young man and I asked him if we were going the right way but he had no idea. Anyway we had fun but were very tired when we got back to the car. Should have taken out water (we kept it in the car) but I hate to carry stuff. I already have the camera. We encouraged Reina by saying we would go get ice cream............and we did.

1 comment:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your frolicking photos had me smiling! You made my morning!