Several years ago we went for a picnic and a hike with my mom on Mother’s Day, and it’s become something of a tradition. It hasn’t happened every year, but we try to do it when possible.
This year, we went to McCormick’s Creek State Park and hiked Trail 7. We had only hiked this trail once before, way back in 2007 if my memory is correct.
Here is mom, just starting down Trail 7.
The trail starts out following a ridgetop alongside the gorge that contains the creek and waterfall, with some nice rock outcroppings where you can look out over the ravine.
Naturally, my nephew, Avery, went right to the edge.
We also had a couple nice views of the creek.
Including a great place to throw rocks …
Next we walked on a boardwalk across a muddy area thick with foliage.
Before long, we reached the White River.
From there, the trail looped back toward the start.
I had forgotten how great this trail is, with some diverse views and enough ups and downs to be interesting, but not overly strenuous.
More importantly, it was a fun way to spend Mother’s Day. I hope my mom enjoyed it as much as I did.