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Hiking at Leonard Springs

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Sarah and I went hiking at Leonard Springs Park yesterday. We were planning on doing a longer hike but we were having a lazy day and decided a shorter one would be better. It was a beautiful 70-degree day, sunny with a nice breeze. I believe the trail is about a mile, not very long but pretty good for a city park. We took Rob (the dog) and he really enjoyed it, except for a metal platform/staircase at the beginning.

Metal platform/bridge
This metal platform is not very dog-friendly
Rock overhang
Rock face over a cave entrance

There are a few different falls there, quite full from all the rain we’ve had, and the water made quite a noise as it cascaded down the hillsides.

Cascades IV
Falls
Cascades II
More falls
Sarah
Sarah, taking a photo

Cascades VI
Slick with moss

Cascades VII
More falls

Sarah and Rob
Bridge

Wetlands I
Wetlands

New life
Sign of spring

Weird bark
Weird bark

Wetlands III
More wetlands

We almost got stuck there, as the parking lot filled up and people had parked on either side of the entrance by the time we left. We were just barely able to squeeze between the cars and get out.

One Response to “Hiking at Leonard Springs”

  1. Marty Says:

    I love when they leave trails as natural as possible – that little foot bridge is pretty nice. As for the metal bridge, I think I’d be a little nervous about that one, too – it looks like something from a horror movie. Nice pictures throughout.

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