As you know I am starting something new. Every-time I go for a hike, I am going to write about it. My hiking adventures. I have to think of a catchy catch phrase, LOL.
My power went out due to some guys cutting down some trees around the corner. So I was sitting here without power and figured i would go hiking. It was a spontaneous thing.
I went to Rock Cut again. I decided to hike on the north side of the park. There is some long trails on the north side, that lead into the new bike path there. I parked at the picnic area, I think it is called Puri Crest. And began my hiking adventure.
I did wear my body camera, I will upload the videos to my youtube sometime in the next few days. I need to go through it and edit it down. I don’t think Youtube will allow a several hour video, LOL.
There were a few photos and a map at the trail head. I will post those below. Pretty informative. Hopefully many people will read them and learn something.
I decided to hike the trails. The bike path was nearby, but you get a better workout walking the trails. I thought the trails would be in good condition, boy I was wrong! MUDDY!
The good majority of the trails that were not paved, were muddy as heck. My shoes are caked in mud. If I would of known the trails were going to be that muddy, I would of taken the paved bike path. But I choose to stay on the muddy trails and hoped they would clear up. They did not, LOL. But the good thing about it I guess, it was more of a workout.
I figured since I was out walking the trails I would do some geocaching. There were 3 geocaches nearby. I found 2 of the 3. The 3rd one, I searched for a long time and had no luck finding it.
I enjoy going off the trails, so geocaching is my kind of thing. Here is where I began my off the trail adventure. The warm weather has made the brush and leaves grow pretty fast recently. A few weeks ago, it was not so overgrown as it is now.
One good thing about going off the trails, you see things you normally wouldn’t see. I got to see some turkeys up close. So that was neat 🙂 I always enjoy wildlife in their natural habitats. I will upload that video to youtube later on. Also, the scenery is simply amazing!
I found the 2 geocaches and decided to get back onto the path. The path I was on, lead into the paved bike path. My shoes were muddy as heck, so I was happy to finally get onto the pavement, LOL. By the time I hit the pavement, I had already walked several miles on the trails. So it was nice to get on solid ground again.
I took the bike path back the roadway up by 173. I could have taken it back to my vehicle, but choose to go up by 173 for more exercise. I got onto the roadway and began walking back into the park. Near the prairie restoration area I saw a beautiful hawk flying freely in the air. It truly was a site to see 🙂
Overall: I got plenty of exercise in. I walked many miles. Next time if I see mud, I am taking the paved path. I am determined to find that 3rd geocache! That path north of Puri Crest, is a good workout path as long as it is dry. Avoid it if it is muddy. There is 3 geocaches on that path as well, so if you are into geocaching like I am, this is a good path for it.
Time to review and edit and trim down my gopro camera video so I can add it to youtube.