The other day I went for a hike out at Rock State Park.
We parked over on Hart Rd. and then took the first path heading south. I do not know why they have taken out several trees in the area. I forgot to take photos of this area .
We walked a little ways and came across three people on horses. Beautiful horses. I wanted to take a photo of the horses, but I did not want to spook them. The crossed over a small stream and came across a large field. It is pretty to see all the vegetation starting to grow back.
Continued on the path a little ways and then turned east. We went into the woods a little ways, and came across another large opening. There is a path headed east and another path headed south. The path on the east kept us in the field along the woods. The path to the South headed into the woods. As you know, I love the woods. So guess which way I took. Yes, into the woods we went.
We took several small trails that varied in elevation. It was a nice workout. My friend was not so happy about it, lol. but it was pretty scenery. I pretty much know the whole area like the back of my hand. Came across an old hunters area (Hay bales). Looked like a prime area for hunting, if you were a hunter.
Anyone know what type of mushroom this is?
Came back out on a large horse trail. I knew exactly where I was in the path I wanted to take. Headed south and back West . It was to be several miles, the complete hike.
Followed the trail until we came across the bike path, to the south. My friend was very happy we were walking on a paved surface. LOL.
We walked the bike path a little ways headed back east bound. There was not many people out there at the time. So it was peaceful and quiet and nature at its best.
We stopped at the nearby bridge and admired the scenery and the one duck that was swimming in the creek.
We decided to walk up the path near the witch’s house. I think people called it the witch’s house to scare people. And actually used to be a Girl Scout house that burned down many years ago. It is deep in the woods, off on a small trail. If you did not know it was there, you would miss it.
We proceeded along the bike path came across several trees that people tagged. Pretty interesting to see all the names that were tagged on the tree.
I always stop and take a photo of this one area of the creek, not to far from the dam area. I have always admired this scenery.
We finally made it up to the dam area. She took a rest and I went up to the lake to take some photos. They have a weather station located on the island. I snapped a few photos of the weather station, the dam, the USA flag and the lake. The wind was kicking and it was kind of cold out.
I was able to capture this bird eating a worm. While we were walking along the path around the lake.
I decided to take the trail along the lake. That lead to a dock. We briefly rested at the dock. Very peaceful yet kinda cold being out on the lake with the wind.
We then proceeded along the path along the lake and came across a few interesting things. One was a big dead musky (Sad to see) . The other was somebody tagging 420 on the path. Whoever tagged the path tagged it multiple times I took photos of each tag, because I thought it was quite hilarious.
We went back up to the roadway and headed towards Hart Road. The roads inside the park are starting to become bad with a lot of potholes.
We finally made it to Hart Road started to head back towards the vehicle. While we were walking officers went flying by into the park.
If you know what type of flower this is, let me know.
We came across some artwork along Hart Road. I now call it the K tree. Someone cut down a tree and made the letter K out of it. Was pretty interesting. Very talented.
We finally made it back to the vehicle, according to our app on the phone we walked approximately 5 miles. When we got back to the vehicle a truck was parked behind our vehicle, kinda blocking it. They broke their front passenger side axle. They left a note apologizing. We were able to get out.
Overall it was a very healthy walk with a good friend and a lot of beautiful scenery. I would highly recommend you taking a hike out at rock cut state park. Especially right now, when all the vegetation is starting to develop.