(which I appreciate more in wet weather.)
About half a mile of this from the parking lot to the Big Beech trail.
It was a very sunny day, which meant that when I took pictures with the iPod touch I could see absolutely nothing in the screen except my reflection, which led to lots of pictures like this:
This is a really pretty bridge, and I took lots of pictures of it, most of them with even better views of my fingers.
On the other side of the bridge, this structure stands. Is it a bike rack or an exercise device? Or both?
Here I'm looking back at the pavement after turning onto the trail I planned to take.
And forward into the woods.
I've always loved tree roots.
The trail went uphill quite quickly, but without being too challenging. That's the same creek the bridge crossed.
Roots. I managed to crop my finger out.
And roots of light.
Lots of sky at the top of the hill.
Here I spent several frustrating minutes trying to get a picture of some wrens. I heard them, and I was so pleased when I actually spotted them. But the camera refused to see them. Somewhere on that downed tree is a wren, but in all five shots I can't find one, and there were actually two of them.
Even in the woods it was a bright day, but coming out onto the main trail there was So Much Sky.
I can't wait to go again.