Friday, January 1, 2016

Jonathan Dickinson State Park - New Year's Day Visit

Last year we spent our New Year's Day holiday doing a hike at Dyer Park, one of our county parks. Since throughout the year we were able to complete all of the hikes at that park, today we returned to a state park to hike another trail there. This time it was the "white-blaze" trail, which was about 8 miles in length.
The sun was shining and it was a nice, warm, beautiful day. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and solitude.
A few portions we had done earlier and it was interesting to see the changes in a year. Notice that the burned plants are now green.
Our map showed a couple of bridges. Wayne was glad he wore his old hiking boots when we discovered that the bridges were missing!

It was just a gorgeous day!

While there's something to be said for trying new things, it's also nice to be able to recognize something you've already done before. I knew that when we reached the Rainy Slough Bridge, we were almost done with the hike!

After the hike, we drove to the river area, ate a picnic lunch and then watched another movie at the visitor's center. We feel badly you couldn't join us, and we hope you had a wonderful start to the new year as well.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2016!

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