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Rock Shelter Trail

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Rock Shelter Trail

I haven’t done as much cycling as I’d hoped during my time off, but Sarah and I have done some hiking instead. We got away from hiking for a while, and I think we both forgot how much we enjoy it. We’re lucky that it’s been mostly in the 40s lately, great hiking weather. On Saturday, we hiked the Rock Shelter Trail, which we have hiked before (read about it here). We took our dog Rob with us, who really needed the exercise.

We were dismayed to find a lot of logging going on in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, particularly by this trail. A huge semi was taking up most of the parking lot when we arrived, and we kept hearing logging trucks through part of the hike. Other than that and occasional blast from a hunter’s rifle, it was a very quiet and peaceful hike. And aside from the trucks, we didn’t see a single other person on the trail. Rob loved it, but didn’t pace himself. Of course, there was no way for him to know how long the hike would be. He was running around a lot and especially liked the parts down by the creek. Toward the end of our 3-mile hike, he was getting pretty tired.

Us
Us

Rob
Rob

Looking through water bottle
Looking through my water bottle

Trees on a hill
Trees on a hill


Blaze
Sarah and Rob hiking

Rob
Rob

Creekbed
Creek bed

Me, in the rock shelter
Me, in the rock shelter

Moss
Moss

Colorful mushroom
Mushroom

Pond
Pond

Sarah
Sarah

Logging
Logging

One Response to “Rock Shelter Trail”

  1. Marty Says:

    I’m not used to logging out east any more – I guess because there are so few trees left to start with. Still, it must have been depressing to see that. Nice shots of your hike, though – well, except for the front-end loader, that is.

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